Fans of SYFY's Wynonna Earp thought they would be holster-deep in rumors and speculation about the fan-favorite series' fourth season at this point (having processed early on that they weren't getting a new season in 2019). Well, they definitely have – but for all the wrong reasons. Though the fourth season pick-up was announced in July 2018, news on production was alarmingly silent. Then in late February 2019, series star Melanie Scrofano tweeted the following in response to a fan:
I don't know anything, unfortunately. All we know is we aren't shooting right now and don't know why
— MelaNew ScrofanYear (@MelanieScrofano) February 21, 2019
Since that time, rumors began to circulate that the delay was due to financial difficulties on IDW Entertainment's end, though a representative from IDW reached out to Bleeding Cool to restate their commitment to continuing the series.
But now it looks like IDW Entertainment has their financial matters a bit more stable, which means production is back on for Wynonna Earp. If you need proof, look no further than series executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras – who tweeted out the front page to the script for the season's first episode back in October 2019 (more on that below).
Flash ahead to January 2020, with work on the season chugging along and the fans still scratching heads over when the series will announce a return date and release a teaser. Well, nothing like the Televsision Critics Association's (TCA) winter press event to get things rolling with what looks like a ten-ton tease of some major news coming Earpers' way #EarpSoon.
Here's a look at what's come out from the show's Twitter account over the past 24 hours – think you can see what we mean:
— Wynonna Earp (@WynonnaEarp) January 11, 2020
— Wynonna Earp (@WynonnaEarp) January 12, 2020
Now while seeing the script was definitely good news for "Earpers", there was just one small complaint: clearly, the pens were placed by mistake because we can't seem to e able to read the episode title and who wrote the script…
Must've been a mistake, so we'll just wait here for the update…
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) October 29, 2019
Based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, "Wynonna Earp" follows the life of famous lawman Wyatt Earp's demon-fighting great-great-granddaughter Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano), who inherited Wyatt's mythic abilities and his famous gun.
As a special agent in the Black Badge Division (a top secret sector of the U.S. Marshals) and with the help of her younger sister, Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), boss, Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson), notorious gunslinger Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon) and officer Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell), Wynonna is determined to put an end to the Earp curse once and for all.
"Wynonna Earp" is produced in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films and distributed by IDW Entertainment. Emily Andras developed the series for television and continues to serve as showrunner.
Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell. Executive producers are Emily Andras, Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, Ted Adams, David Ozer, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger.