‘Wynonna Earp’ Renewed for Third Season by Syfy

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Syfy has renewed “Wynonna Earp” for a third season. The announcement was made during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

“Wynonna Earp,” which debuted in 2016, depicts the title character, who is played by Melanie Scrofano, as she attempts to put down demonic types in a small town called Purgatory. Starring alongside Scrofano are Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga and Tamara Duarte.

The second season of “Wynonna Earp” is underway, and Season 3 will arrive in 2018.

“We are so excited have this strong, female-led, witty action series return for another season and deliver something special to our passionate fans around the world,” said executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras.

“Fans have been passionately embracing ‘Wynonna Earp’ since its debut,” said David Ozer, president of entertainment for IDW, who made the announcement from the Comic-Con stage. “Syfy recognized that passion and when coupled with superior writing, acting, directing and production values, saw that ‘Wynonna Earp’ was more than just a distinctly unique television series. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Syfya and look forward to another fun season of incredible entertainment with the cast and crew of ‘Wynonna Earp.’”

As the heir of Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is the only one who can wield his mystical gun, Peacemaker, and deal with all the supernatural beings that infest the Ghost River Triangle, where Purgatory is located. 

One of the biggest twists of Season 2 was Scrofano’s real-life pregnancy, which was incorporated into the plot of the second season. The fact that Wynonna had also become pregnant was revealed midway through the season. Both situations were kept under wraps until a big reveal on July 7.

At that time, Andras told Variety, “I went into Syfy and basically said, ‘I need to do a ‘Fargo.’ I really want to have a pregnant superhero. I want to do a Marge Gunderson. I think it speaks to everything that makes our show special.” And they fell in love with it.”

Earpers — as the fans call themselves — not only cheered that development, they continue to give the comedically-tinged drama a very active social-media footprint. The show regularly trends on Twitter, and a July 20 Comic-Con party devoted to “Wynonna Earp” was packed with devotees of all things Purgatory, who ate doughnuts and tacos with the cast. One fan showed off a tattoo devoted to “WayHaught,” a fan-favorite couple played by Provost-Chalkley (Waverly Earp) and Barrell (Officer Nicole Haught).

“We cannot thank Syfy enough for their commitment to this crazy underdog of a show, but full credit for this renewal goes to our fans. Their passion and polite but relentless ‘no chill’ was and is incredible,” Andras told Variety on Saturday. “We are all friggin’ stoked to make more ‘Wynonna Earp.'”

“Wynonna Earp,” which is based on an IDW comic book by Beau Smith, is filmed in Calgary by SEVEN24 Films and globally distributed by IDW Entertainment.

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  1. Rena Moretti says:

    Not sure who Emily Andras or her lead actress are related to, but they have solid connections.

    Not only did they get the now-obligatory second season in spite of not having any ratings to speak of, but now a third. That’s modern Hollywood in all its horror.

    • worthymagic says:

      Two days after the show is renewed with a live average of 0.12 per episode, it does a 0.10. FAILURE is acceptable at SYFY(and NBC Universal). They find so many suckers to invest in this pathetically rated show that they can keep bringing it back. Congrats to the very few real fans out there who will get a season three. I think of all the shows I loved over the years that were much better than this that were cancelled because the ability to find suckers in other countries to buy into it wasn’t there.

  2. Burro b says:

    Didn’t know there was 2 previous seasons.

  3. P. Consuela says:

    It was a brave move to transpose another comic book onto screen, but the writers, cast and crew make an engaging, witty and different series come to life. Clearly they have a smaller budget than other shows, and it also can’t be easy to run storylines for 10-12 episodes only, not knowing if there will be future seasons. If more people gave it a chance, every TV show needs a few episodes to get going, and the networks in the US, Canada and abroad gave it a slightly better timeslot, the ratings will come good. Having said that, I think NightHawkz astute comment about the landscape of television these days is entirely accurate. The ratings for Wynonna Earp could always be better, so how about supporting it and giving this unique show the support it deserves!

    • Rena Moretti says:

      How was it “brave” to do yet another bad comic-book adaptation???

      Avoiding anything original is what Hollywood is all about today.

  4. worthymagic says:

    The ratings are a drop below last season, which had horrendous ratings. Can it finish with better ratings than last season? We will see. SYFY jumped the gun again. They should have waited. Lots of other shows on other cable networks should be thanking SYFY for renewing shows with pathetic ratings. Humans on AMC was renewed with a 0.14. The Son(also on AMC) was renewed with a 0.16. This is all because SYFY dared to renew shows with ratings below a 0.20, and NBC Universal wouldn’t fire people who dared to make FAILURE acceptable.

    • Rena Moretti says:

      Love that I’m not the only one noticing that Hollywood now renews shows with almost literally nobody watching…

      It’s entirely insane.

      And the people failing are rightly rewarded with big checks and accolades.

  5. nathan says:

    finally im glad

    • NightHawkz says:

      ALL of SYFY’s shows are below a 0.20, as with many other networks. I suppose they could cancel every single one of their shows every year, then spend buckets of money they don’t have developing and relaunching their entire slate, while also messaging the audience that their investment would not be rewarded, but that reeks of FAILURE to me. There are over 500 scripted shows on television right now — and then there’s Netflix. The landscape has changed, ‘magic’ man. Wynonna Earp has one of the most passionate fanbases on social media, and even more importantly, has gotten incredible reviews in the press this year. But please tell us more about FAILURE in television in 2017.

      • worthymagic says:

        So they have one of the most passionate fan bases on social media, BUT IT ISN’T TRANSLATING TO A LARGE FAN BASE ON VISUAL MEDIA! What is wrong with this picture?

      • Rena Moretti says:

        So because everyone else does it, it suddenly makes sense to renew FAILURES?!!!!!???

        That’s insane!!!!

        Yes, of course Siffy shoud can all its losers!!!

        So should all the other networks!!!!

        Also, that “there’s so many shows” excuse is pure nonsense. There’s more shows because networks keep making few episodes of their failures so they lose money only a bit at a time.

        But they’re still losing as much making 3 bad 8 episode shows as they did making one bad 22 episode season.

        There’s actually a LOT less to watch today of any quality than ever and not really any more volume as the number of shows is very misleading (which is why the networks love it as an excuse).

  6. Kelly lewis says:

    So glad to see there is going to be a season 3.
    I have to admit I was a bit sad,thinking there wouldn’t be after reading an article stating that the show didn’t do well in the first season.
    I hope it continues to grow and more people catch on to this awesome show.

  7. pat says:

    I love this show. So glad they’re doing a season 3.

  8. L. says:

    It’s a good show. Actually fun. Like Buffy without the Joss Whedon self insert of Xander, which is ideal.

  9. Cleo says:

    How on earth did this crappy show get a season three? Syfy must be desperate

    • Sparkle says:

      I’ve watched WE before and it kinda irks me that so many other cable shows with way better ratings and passionate fans had their shows canceled. Syfy channel does their own thing. On a petty note Variety, Shamier Anderson has second billing on the show but you wouldn’t know that from the main photo used in this article.

    • worthymagic says:

      Wynonna Earp’s current ratings are a 0.12. Last season it averaged a 0.13. It still has lots of episodes left, so it might do better this season. Remember, a 0.00 is the absolute bottom. How did it get renewed? NBC Universal(which owns SYFY) now considers FAILURE a good thing and refuses to fire people who renew shows with ratings this putrid. For decades, anyone who tried to renew a show with ratings this putrid would have been fired instantly. There are lots of people sitting around and spinning in their graves who are wondering how a show with ratings this awful can be renewed. They were just in the business at the wring time.

      • Rena Moretti says:

        Well said worthy…. And we both know there won’t be a miracle and the ratings will go down…

    • Robyn Imler says:

      I think this show is great and if it wasn’t great they wouldn’t have renewed it so somebody is doing something right

      • Rena Moretti says:

        I’ll share the secret with you worthy. Hollywood might be doing so poorly (don’t believe the made-up box-office numbers and do trust the Nielsens) that may constantly need new money to survive and make more bad movies and TV shows.

        To attract new money you need “hits”, but when you have none, you make them up (you might if what I said was true but of course I am making it up).

        Hence the automatic renewal of almost all cable shows (and most network shows) for second (and now third) seasons.

        Then you would look for “nouveaux riches” with money to burn and get them to invest in a “slate” of “hits”. When the money’s gone, they can always sue. Since the projects failed, all they can do is scream, so they’ll get a little money (from the next batch of investors) to quiet them down…

        All of the above is of course fictitious and bears no resemblance ot life as we know it…

      • worthymagic says:

        Ratings of a 0.12 at the moment says it’s great? Wow! Ratings aren’t everything, but why is a show with very few viewers now acceptable to renew, while a show with very few viewers wasn’t acceptable to be renewed for DECADES?

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