Have you been closely following the Wynonna Earp official Twitter account? If you have, then you’ll have already seen the new trailer for season 4 (and if you haven’t then you need to check it out stat!). After waiting for a year and a half for this season, we’re finally getting more!
Back in July 2018 at the San Diego Comic-Con, Syfy and Space announced that the show had been renewed for a fourth season with twelve episodes, with the release slated for sometime in 2019.
However, fans were saddened to hear the news in early 2019 that production had been delayed due to financial issues with one of its production companies, IDW Entertainment. Thankfully, that problem was resolved with a new production partner and the project continued in late 2019 with filming starting in January 2020.
Fans also rallied behind the show to prevent it from being canceled altogether, even going so far as to sponsor a billboard in Times Square promoting the show! I mean, if that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is.
Now that we’re definitely getting a fourth season of Wynonna Earp – and pretty soon, too! – here’s everything you need to know about that upcoming season!
What’s Season 4 going to be about?
As a quick reminder, let’s recap where we left off at the end of the third season, shall we?
The Earp curse has been broken, but Wynonna no longer has her trusty gun, Peacemaker. Her sister, Waverly, finds out that she’s part-angel but finds herself in danger when she, along with Doc Holliday, is consumed by the Garden of Eden’s stairs.
In a recent virtual panel from HomeCon, Wynonna Earp stars Katherine Barrell (Sheriff Haught), Megan Follows (Michelle Earp), Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday), and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Waverly Earp) came together to talk about life in quarantine and their experiences on the show thus far. During the panel, they were also asked to briefly describe season four, and these were their responses:
Barrell said “love story” while her on-screen partner Provost-Chalkley said “refined”. Follows, who plays the Earp sisters’ mother, said “don’t know” (which is a mystery in itself), and Rozon described the season as “from the heart”.
If these descriptions are anything to go by, it’s looking like season four is set to tug a little at our heartstrings outside of Wynonna’s regular wit and one-liners!
According to TVLine, the season four official synopsis tell us this:
“The infamous Earp Curse is broken, and witty and wild demon hunter Wynonna Earp would love to be celebrating with cold whiskey and hot donuts. Too bad she has to rescue everyone she loves, save the town of Purgatory, and take on her most diabolical, Earp-hating enemy yet — all without her trustworthy gun, Peacemaker. And that’s just Monday….”
As if that synopsis wasn’t intriguing enough, we’ve also been treated to exclusive photos from the set that clue us in as to the relationship status of Waverly and her girlfriend, Sheriff Nicole Haught.
TVLine has also reported that according to showrunner Emily Andras, “…WayHaught will fight like hell to get a chance at happily ever after. They’ll do whatever it takes to get back to one another – even if what it takes has…consequences.”
Who are we going to see in season 4?
As expected, Barrell, Rozon, and Provost-Chalkley will be returning to their regular roles with the new season. Melanie Scrofano, who plays the titular character of Wynonna Earp, will also be returning – and not just in an acting capacity, either! That’s right, Scrofano previously revealed that she would be making her directorial debut in an episode of the upcoming season.
Barrell revealed at the HomeCon virtual panel that her character goes through a particularly dark time involving an “unusual state of mind”. She mentioned having a difficult time getting through the scene, but that Scrofano really helped her get through it. Seems like Scrofano has the natural talent for directing, though she credits having had the opportunity to “learn from some of the best directors and showrunners in the business”.
Wynonna Earp has previously been praised for its LGBTQ+ representation in the bisexual character of Waverly and the portrayal of her relationship with Nicole Haught. In case you missed it, Provost-Chalkley wrote a beautifully powerful blog post about how her journey as a bisexual character helped her come to terms with her own identity, concluding the post with these moving words:
“So here goes…I am queer. I am into ALL humans. I guess maybe I am just really into love? Who knows? But finally…I am OUT.”
Apart from these beloved characters returning, we’re also set to see a few new faces on our screens!
Back when filming started in January, actors Andrew Phung (Kim’s Convenience) and Ty Olsson (Fortunate Son, The 100) tweeted their excitement about joining the cast for the new season. Musician and small screen newcomer Martina Ortiz-Luis also announced her role as the “new chick” Rachel! There’s not a lot of background information on these characters yet, but we’re excited to find out more!
What are the names of the first six episodes of Wynonna Earp season 4?
Although we don’t have the episode synopsis yet, we did get treated to the episode titles for the first block of Wynonna Earp season 4 by the show’s creator Emily Andras. And since Wynonna Earp is know to have some amazing episode titles, season 4 is clearly no different.
#WynonnaEarp Season 4:
#401: On The Road Again
#402: Friends In Low Places
#403: Look At Them Beans
#405: Holy War Part One
#406: Holy War Part Two
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) July 13, 2020
So the premiere episode of the fourth season of Wynonna Earp will be called “On The Road Again”. Followed by episodes called “Friends In Low Places”, “Look At Them Beans” and “Afraid”. While the first half of the season will conclude with a two-part midseason finale titled “Holy War Part One” and “Holy War Part Two”.
Where’s that trailer?
As mentioned, the trailer was first dropped on the Wynonna Earp Twitter account and you can watch it below.
— Wynonna Earp (@WynonnaEarp) June 26, 2020
It includes a glaring shoutout to the fans who fought tirelessly to have the show continue, and the rest of it is just pure, unadulterated action, wit, and just general good fun characteristic of the show.
Pay close attention, and you’ll even catch a quick nod to Game of Thrones in the dialogue!
When, when, and WHEN?
The Wynonna Earp team was able to wrap up filming on the first six episodes before the mandatory halt on all TV and film productions in Alberta in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. These episodes will premiere on Syfy on Sunday, July 26 at 10/9c and stream internationally on Netflix.
The midseason finale is scheduled to air at the end of August, while production on the latter half of the season is expected to resume in the late summer.
So rejoice, Earpers! Only a few weeks to go before we get to enjoy another season of Wynonna Earp!