If you are one of the many eagerly anticipating Season 4 of Wynonna Earp, HomeCon, the virtual comic convention that is taking place Friday, April 10 – Saturday, April 11, 2020, on the Twitch platform, has you covered. For a $4.99 subscription fee, fans were able to view the Wynonna Earp cast panel that took place Friday afternoon with cast members, including Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, and Megan Follows, participating in a panel streaming live from their homes. The cast shared what they could about Season 4, as well as talked about how they are personally handling quarantine time at home. One cast member even shared some pretty major personal news!
Like many shows across the entertainment industry, shooting on Season 4 of Wynonna Earp, which takes place in Calgary, Alberta, was shut down last month amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. “We were halfway through the season,” Provost-Chalkley explained. Once production got orders to shut down, she said “we all went home to our hometowns and it almost just feels like it’s been an extended break.” However, she was quick to note that production being shut down just felt like one more obstacle the show, which went through a fight to resume Season 4 production last year, had to overcome. “ Of course I had anxiety over the fact that our show has fought so hard to come back, and the idea of having to put that on hold for a bit was definitely a little bit daunting,” but she quickly realized that all of this could have a bright spot. “ “When we go back to Calgary, it’ll be summer and we won’t be freezing our tits off! So there’s that!”
One member who is relishing the time at home during quarantine is Rozon. He revealed some pretty big personal news with fans during the panel. ““Selfishly, I kind of like this quarantine because people don’t know this, but in December I became a father. I get to hang out with my son now and that’s pretty awesome. Quarantining at home has been pretty awesome and I’ve been very busy.” This is the first child for Rozon and his wife Linzey.
There was also quite a bit of reminiscing happening during the panel, as the actors discussed stories from their auditions for the show. “I read for Xavier Dolls. That didn’t go well,” Rozon joked, but “whatever I did in the Dolls thing ended up getting me the Doc Holliday one. That felt right right off the bat.” Barrell revealed that she “auditioned for Waverly, Wynonna, and then Nicole.” Showrunner Emily Andras then even real-time texted photos to Barrell from her auditions as Waverly and Nicole that Barrell promptly showed fans.
In looking ahead to what’s to come in Season 4, and asked to describe it in two words, Barrell called it a “love story.” Provost-Chalkley struggled to come up with two words and instead succinctly just said “refined.” Rozon’s first instinct echoed the sentiments of many fans, saying it was “overdue.” However, he then borrowed Provost-Chalkley’s extra word and said it is “from the heart.”
The hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4 has not only been a long one for fans, but for the actors as well. “I really struggled in Season 4, actually,” said Barrell of getting back into character as Nicole. “We find Nicole in a place that we don’t see her a lot, and so it was getting back to Nicole, and then getting into this energy of Nicole that I don’t play often. I found that really challenging and I leaned on Mel a lot. Melanie [Scrofano] was directing that episode, and thank God, because I remember just being like, ‘I don’t know. I feel so disconnected and I’m having a hard time knowing the tone of this and how to play this.’ She was so incredibly helpful and I just leaned into trusting her.” As for fan pleas to know whether or not all this means that we will be seeing a darker side to Nicole? Barrell just said “I plead the fifth!”
Rozon echoed those sentiments saying that he’s “not at liberty to disclose such information,” about where we find Doc in Season 4. However, he added that “I’m really, really happy about what’s happened so far in Season 4. I’ll just leave it at that.” He went on to give credit to the writers, saying that they’ve “done an incredible job this year,” and that he’s “really happy with where the character is going and growing.” Rozon gave one more hint before the panel ended, in regards to Doc’s relationship with Wynonna Earp, he said “I think it’s a story about love so it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be easy.”
Fans who missed the panel can still view it and all other HomeCon panels once subscribed to the conventions Twitch channel.
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Wynonna Earp Season 4 will air in 2020 on SYFY and CTV Sci-Fi.
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