After six months and over 100 billboards in Times Square, the #FightForWynonna is finally over. IDW Entertainment, SEVEN24 Films, SYFY and Space announced on Tuesday that Wynonna Earp has been greenlit to start production on its fourth season. Production will begin later this year in Calgary and Season 4 is expected to debut in Summer 2020 on SYFY in the U.S. and Space in Canada.
Based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, Wynonna Earp found itself ironically in a state of purgatory when IDW was unable to find the funding to put the show back in production, despite it being renewed for Seasons 4 and 5 by SYFY/Space. This stall in production, even after winning awards such as the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, saw many of its active social media fans taking to Twitter, trending topics such as #FightForWynonna and buying over 100 billboards in Times Square to show their support for the show.
All those efforts by its fans have seemed to work, as the series, which follows the life of the great, great granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano, Bad Blood) of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp, will be back for those viewers in the next year. Known for its patented #NoChill, the Wynonna Earp fandom has always been especially active on social media, arranged fan conventions around the world and raised money for various LGBTQ communities, but this #FightForWynonna felt next level in many ways.
In fact, when asked exclusively by The TV Junkies for what she wants to say to the loyal fans who stood by Wynonna Earp, its cast and its creators through all of this, showrunner Emily Andras had this message:
“No one EVER gave up, and that has made all the difference. It’s a testament to the nature of this fandom that our cast and crew knew we also had to keep fighting, no matter what.
For the Earpers. And to the Earpers, I want to say — you did this. You showed up when we needed you to, in spades. You never lost your polite-yet-fierce no chill. You made me proud, every single day. I was in awe of your creativity and sheer determination. Now I will try to repay you by Earping, to the best of my abilities. for as long as they’ll let me.
I also pray that the success of the #FightForWynonna campaign gives you hope — hope that you can channel into your ‘real’ life, to demand better and get what you truly deserve. Because you deserve the best. Thank you from the bottom of my whisky-soaked and restless heart. I promise in turn to never stop fighting for you.”
– Emily Andras, showrunner Wynonna Earp
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