The Syfy channel has announced that its supernatural western series Wynonna Earp will come to a close with its fourth season, and that its final six episodes will begin on March 5th.
Based on IDW’s comic series by the same name (created by Beau Smith), the series began in 2016, following a woman named Wynonna Earp, the descendant of a legendary lawman Wyatt Earp as she returns to her home of Purgatory in the Canadian Rockies. There’s a curse on her family: aided by an heirloom (a gun called the Peacemaker) and some allies, she works to fight against revenants, the reincarnated outlaws that her ancestor killed, along with a bunch of other supernatural creatures that threaten the town.
Syfy renewed the series for a 12-episode fourth season back in 2018, and was originally slated for a 2019 release. However, there were some production delays until 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The network debuted the first six episodes of the season back in July 2020, and has now announced that the back half of that season will begin its run on March 5th.
The show’s creator and showrunner Emily Andras said in a release that she’d “like to thank our wonderful cast and crew, all of whom were instrumental in bringing ‘Wynonna Earp’ to our loyal and passionate audience.”
“We couldn’t be prouder of these last six episodes on SYFY, and are thrilled to share them with our beloved fans, who have changed our lives forever. I have been honored to tell Wynonna and her family’s story, and along with Seven24, Cineflix and CTV Sci-Fi, are hopeful we can continue to share their inspiring tales in the future.”
Over the course of its run, the series has amassed a loyal fanbase, one that’s particularly attracted to the character’s relationships, which Liz Bourke highlighted in her post about the series in 2017:
What really works for me about Wynonna Earp are the relationships between the female characters. Wynonna and Waverly’s sibling relationship is based on love, but it’s strained sometimes by resentment and misunderstandings.
Syfy highlighted the show’s feminist take and empowered characters, and pointed out that GLAAD nominated the series for upending some of the toxic tropes that persist with LGBTQ+ depictions in television.