Inside ‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 4 and the Cult Hit’s Tumultuous, Triumphant Return to Screen

“‘Wynonna Earp’ has always felt a little bit blessed and a little bit cursed,” series creator Emily Andras says

As creator Emily Andras puts it, “‘Wynonna Earp’ has always felt a little bit blessed and a little bit cursed.” And with the cult favorite Syfy drama finally set to return for Season 4 this weekend after nearly two years of production delays (some pandemic-fueled), financial issues and fan action to save the show, it’s not hard to see what she means.

The Season 4 pickup was first announced more than two years ago, at San Diego Comic-Con in 2018, with no indication of the difficulties to come. “One more thing…” screens at the convention center declared to the room packed with ecstatic fans, “Season 4. 2019.” Video of the announcement showing the raucous crowd screaming and cheering in excitement might as well be from another lifetime — especially compared to this weekend’s more subdued virtual Comic-Con@Home panels. “I feel like it was greenlit in the ’80s,” Andras joked. “We were all wearing Hammer pants.”

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Reid Nakamura

Reid Nakamura

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