TORONTO (July 23, 2017) – As announced at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, Space has renewed supernatural sci-fi series and fan-driven phenomenon, WYNONNA EARP, for a fourth season. Created by Emily Andras, produced by Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films, and distributed globally by IDW Entertainment, WYNONNA EARP stars Canadian actor Melanie Scrofano as the titular demon hunter. With Season 3 of the western phenomenon currently airing on Space Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, production on Season 4 of the one-hour cult-hit begins in Calgary in 2019.
“We couldn’t be more excited that WYNONNA EARP is returning to fire up the Space lineup for a fourth season,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. “This ground-breaking series continues to prove itself to be a wildly imaginative, unconventional program that drives viewership and captures the hearts of critics and devoted fans alike. We’re thrilled to be on board with SEVEN24 Films, and the talented cast and crew for round four.”
WYNONNA EARP follows legendary lawman Wyatt Earp’s descendant, Wynonna (Scrofano), who inherits his mystical gun, Peacemaker. With it, Wynonna and her posse of dysfunctional allies must fight against supernatural beings and other paranormal occurrences in a raucous, whisky-soaked struggle to break her family’s demonic curse.
As described in recent profile in The New York Times, Andras (LOST GIRL) developed the “comedy-infused, character-driven drama” for television and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. SEVEN24’s Jordy Randall and Tom Cox serve as Executive Producers along with Ted Adams and David Ozer, as well as Todd Berger and Rick Jacobs. Brian Dennis is producer.
Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP corralled an audience increase of 30% for total viewers compared to Season 1, and was up 33% among A25-54, 46% among A18-49, and more than double for females A25-54 and A18-49. WYNONNA EARP Season 2 made Space the most-watched entertainment specialty channel during its Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot among adults A18-34 and A18-49.
In the next episode of Season 3, “When You Call My Name” (Friday, July 27 at9 p.m. ET), the demon who cursed the Earp heir reveals himself in a shocking turn of events that will leave the team forever changed.
WYNONNA EARP is produced by SEVEN24 Films in association with Space and Bell Media and distributed by IDW Entertainment. Production Executive for Bell Media is Rebecca DiPasquale. Tom Hastings is Director, Original Programming, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming; Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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About Bell Media Original Programming
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and the international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Bravo’s mystery drama CARTER; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; CTV’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as Comedy’s CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.
About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations. Current projects include the hit family series HEARTLAND, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its eleventh season on CBC and UPtv, as well as YOUNG DRUNK PUNK, a half-hour comedy starring KIDS IN THE HALL alumnus, Bruce McCulloch. Other award-winning projects include the Canadian Screen Award winner, BOREALIS, as well as the Gemini Award-winning movie MAYERTHORPE and Gemini Award-winning mini-series BURN UP (with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell). Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Resurrecting the Champ and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
About IDW Entertainment
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to distribute productions globally as well as to develop film and television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog. The division is currently in development on a slate of properties including the chilling and realistic vampire thriller, V WARS, by New York Times best-seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattmann (DEXTER, SMALLVILLE); political conspiracy series, COBB, with writer/executive producer Thania St. John (CHICAGO FIRE, COVERT AFFAIRS); quirky supernatural mystery, DOUGLAS ADAMS’ DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, with writer/executive producer Max Landis (CHRONICLE); supernatural action series, PANTHEON, with co-creator Michael Chiklis (THE SHIELD). IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series WYNONNA EARP, KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, DOCTOR WHO, KRYPTON, and THE EXPANSE. Space content is always available on demand at Space.ca and on Space-branded On Demand channels through several of Canada’s TV Providers, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.