As if having to get her sister and baby daddy out of a mystical, unknown Garden wasn’t enough to worry about, Wynonna Earp (Melanie Scrofano) may also be having a bit of an identity crisis in Season 4. The series finally returns, after a two year hiatus, on Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c on SYFY and CTV Sci Fi, but unfortunately, its hero may not be doing so well. At the end of last season, Wynonna watched as Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Doc (Tim Rozon) both entered the Garden of Eden, everyone but Nedley (Greg Lawson) disappeared, and the name Valdez appeared at the Homestead. All of these things mean that Wynonna “has never been more alone,” Scrofano recently told The TV Junkies.
While finding Waverly, Doc, and everyone else seems like quite the daunting task, “she’s up to it,” said Scrofano. “She has to be and would rather die than not have her people.” That doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any precautions though. “She’s terrified and in her own sort of purgatory of identity,” Scrofano explained. You see, Wynonna not only is essentially alone, but she’s no longer the Earp Heir and finds herself without Peacemaker. So Scrofano said Wynonna is wondering “who she is in the world and what her identity is if she’s not the Earp Heir.” But things move fast on Wynonna Earp and “she doesn’t have too much time to dwell on it, because none of that even matters if she doesn’t have her sister and the rest of her posse, who also make up her identity.”
Despite the fact that Wynonna is questioning things and who she may be now, even with the two year layoff, Scrofano and her Wynonna castmates didn’t suffer a similar identity crisis. They all jumped right back into character. Scrofano credited the fact that Episode 403 was shot first, since she directed it and needed the prep time, so the first two episodes of Season 4 look especially good. “By the time we got to Episodes 401 and 402, we were back at it and dove right in. It felt like a really great way to get the kinks out so that by the time we got to the premiere, it should feel really good and normal.”
While many fans will doubt there are any kinks to be seen at all from this Wynonna Earp cast, they are very excited for Scrofano’s directorial debut when it airs in a couple of weeks. She said that directing added to her excitement for this season and made it unlike any other prior Wynonna Earp season for her. “Starting this fourth season, after everything that’s happened with the Fight for Wynonna, I also had directing on my mind. It was really like starting for the first time for me. It was coming to Wynonna in a brand new, fresh way. I was responsible for the whole story and not just Wynonna’s story. I was excited to start this season in a way I had never been excited. There was so much to be excited for with directing and the fight for the season that I don’t know that I could really describe or put in words how fresh, new, and exciting it felt.”
Wynonna Earp Season 4 premieres Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c on SYFY and CTV Sci-Fi.
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