Earpers rejoice! Not only will Wynonna Earp be returning this year for the long awaited season 4, but on Thursday April 9th, Syfy is offering a special treat. For Throwback Thursday, Syfy will be airing the entire first season – but with a twist. Viewers will have the chance to “Hang In And Geek Out” with the cast and creator of Wynonna Earp during the marathon.
Following the hard fought battle to save Wynonna Earp fans have been eagerly waiting for the newest season, but it looks like the wait will be a bit longer. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a halt in production for television and film throughout the world and that includes Wynonna Earp.
Creator Emily Andras has assured fans that despite the slightly longer wait we will be seeing season 4 because let’s be honest what’s a few more months. Andras and the cast of Wynonna Earp are well known for live tweeting with fans during the episodes when they air. During this time of social distancing and stay at home orders they have been live tweeting repeat episodes as they air on Syfy. But, April 9 will be taking this to the next level.
Wynonna Earp Marathon This Week
On Thursday April 9, Syfy will have a Wynonna Earp marathon airing all 13 episodes of the first season from 6am-7pm ET. This time the cast and creator will not just be live tweeting during the episodes, instead fans will get an extra special treat. Creator Emily Andras and series stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Kat Barrell, and Varun Saranga (who did not join the cast until season 2) will be watching along with fans during the broadcast.
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The cast and creator will be on screen through what looks like a Zoom call to give episode commentary which will include behind the scenes tidbits and sharing fun memories from the first season. Shamier Anderson who was a cast member in the first three seasons will not be a part of this special event. This is an unexpected treat that could help lessen the sting of a longer wait for the new season.
Earpers won a long fought battle to save the beloved supernatural western when IDW was having financial issues which meant they weren’t going to be able to fund season 4. Earpers banded together to save the show by contacting IDW through social media and using the #FightForWynonna, which trended worldwide, to show their love for the series. In an unprecedented move Earpers bought billboards in New York Times Square and Los Angeles.
On July 2, 2019, it was confirmed that the fans had won and Wynonna Earp would officially be coming back for a fourth season. The Wynonna Earp cast, crew, and fans rejoiced at the news. Production of the fourth season began on January 15, 2020. It was also announced in March that series star Melanie Scrofano will be making her directorial debut by directing an episode in the upcoming 12 episode fourth season. Andras announced on twitter that production had been halted on March 16. The pandemic means we may have to wait a bit longer for the premiere, but for Earpers that shouldn’t be too difficult.
During the premiere of Syfy’s new Vagrant Queen, which also includes Wynonna Earp cast member Tim Rozon, a quick teaser for the upcoming fourth season was released. Emily Andras tweeted out the teaser as well which includes the cast thanking their dedicated fans and a funny call out for the unexpectedly long wait between seasons. For now, tune into the marathon and if you miss it or you want to continue after finishing seasons 1-3 of Wynonna Earp are available on Netflix.
If this works, it could hopefully lead to similar events with other shows. USA will be having Psych marathons this month with the first starting Wednesday April 8. As Dule Hill says in the video below “Each week all month. There are gonna be super-sized, Psychtqcular binge-a-thons.” And, Psych stars James Roday and Dule Hill hinted that something involving them and “a few other familiar faces” is in the works. Considering Syfy and USA are both owned by NBC Universal could the surprise be similar to what Wynonna Earp is doing?
Psych: The Movie, a follow up to the series, aired on USA in 2017 and the sequel Psych 2: Lassie Comes Home is set to air on the not-yet launched streaming platform Peacock later this year. Hopefully these marathons and cast interactions are the start of a trend during this difficult time with so many people isolated from family and friends.
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