Dodging a cancellation pink slip is typically a TV series’ biggest hurdle but that’s apparently not the case with Wynonna Earp. The series was renewed for a fourth season last July and work on the new episodes was presumably underway. According to reports, however, production has now been delayed due to financial challenges.
IDW Entertainment owns the rights to Wynonna Earp and pays the production costs. Like Space in Canada, Syfy pays a license to air the series. Deadline reports that Syfy had quietly renewed the series for seasons four and five last year and IDW is contractually obligated to deliver both.
“IDW is committed to continuing to tell the Wynonna Earp story,” IDW said in a statement. “Much like the fans, we are passionate about not only the series, but the comics, the characters and the overall message that the Wynonna Earp franchise carries. We are in the process of working out the details for how the Wynonna story will continue and will share new details very soon.”
Though a production start date has not been set, Syfy remains committed to the series. A statement from the cable channel reads “Syfy ordered season four of Wynonna Earp from IDW and is completely committed to the series. This has not changed.”
What do you think? Do you like the Wynonna Earp TV show? Do you think that seasons four and five will end up being produced?