Now that the Fight has been won, the work must begin on Wynonna Earp. But first, how about one last little party with fans before production on Season 4 starts later this year in Calgary? That’s exactly what happened when members from the Wynonna Earp cast, along with showrunner Emily Andras, attended Earp-a-palooza in St. Louis, MO. Earp-a-palooza is a U.S. fan convention dedicated to the SYFY/CTV Sci-Fi supernatural drama series and ran October 25-27.
During the convention, members of the cast took part in several panels that offered some sneak peeks into what may be coming for Season 4. For those who may have forgotten over the extra long hiatus, the Season 3 finale saw the Earp Curse broken, but now there’s questions of what not having that around means for Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano)? She may not have too long to worry about that at first though. “Everybody’s missing” said showrunner Andras, as Wynonna’s first concern will likely be trying to get Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Doc (Tim Rozon) back from the Garden.
Unfortunately for Wynonna, Doc and Waverly aren’t the only ones missing though. “Some people are in the Garden and some are totally missing,” Andras reminded the panel of cast members. She also told the audience that she and the Wynonna Earp writers are currently breaking Episode 7 of Season 4. She teased that it is “a blistering two-parter” that will occur at midseason and joked that “I hope everyone makes it.”
When asked to guess where they thought Season 4 will pick up, Katherine Barrell smartly replied that she feels “like I know better than to guess at anything. Nothing I come up with will ever be anything close to what Emily and the writers come up with. I don’t even want to guess. I just want to wait for the moment.”
While Barrell was reluctant to guess about what may happen overall in Season 4, she did have some thoughts about how Nicole may be dealing with taking over as Sheriff now that Nedley (Greg Lawson) has handed over the reigns. “I think she’s really going to struggle. I am interested to see the work/life balance, and also I think it’s so much harder than she ever could have anticipated. There’s probably still things Nedley maybe didn’t fully disclose because he’s worried he’d completely scare her off, or been too much too soon. I think there’s a lot of things that she’s discovering about the job as she’s going.”
Barrell also said that Nicole’s new position of power in town may cause a shift to happen in her character’s dynamic with Wynonna. “I’m really interested to see the natural clash that is going to happen, and also how they are going to have to work together,” she said. “Maybe they aren’t Dolls and Nedley, so what’s that dynamic going to be like?” Scrofano was quick to jump in and joke that “maybe Nicole will have a better appreciation for what Wynonna goes through.”
Rozon, a surprise guest at the convention, was fresh off of completing production on the new SYFY series Vagrant Queen. His hopes for Doc and Season 4 all boiled down to “I really want a horse!” While Doc riding a horse remains to be seen, Barrell said “I don’t want us to be mad at Doc anymore.” However, Scrofano quickly reminded her costar “that’s not great television!” Andras then teased that “maybe it’s someone else’s turn to make a really big mistake.” When this comment solicited a huge response from the audience, with Scrofano pointing to Barrell, Nicole’s portrayer responded with “I sort of want to.”
While fans and cast members can guess all they want about what’s ahead in Season 4, only Andras and the writers know at this point. Plot specific details may have been scarce, but Andras did share how the Fight for Wynonna, and everything the fandom did to keep the show on the air, has impacted the stories she is going to tell in the coming season. She said having the year off from the show allowed her to rewatch the series and realize what it was that the fans fought for. “What you fought for is this group of incredible people. I think that’s what it comes down to.”
She said that “just reminded me that that’s what I feel like all these characters will be fighting for — each other.” Andras also discussed how important the Fight was in the current political landscape and how inspiring it was to see fans fight for what was important. “For me, it really reminded me just how important rebellion and resistance are, and how important it is to fight. I’ve said before, but I really want to take those themes into Season 4 — just the idea that these guys are some rebel force and fighting for what’s important.” After all, Andras noted that these Wynonna Earp characters are “underdogs and that’s why we love them. And so are we and that’s why we won!”
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Wynonna Earp Season 4 will air on SYFY and CTV Sci-Fi in 2020.
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