Space’s Whiskey Soaked Western WYNONNA EARP Begins Production on Season 3
— January 23, 2018
– 12 episodes now being shot in Calgary and surrounding area –
– Melanie Scrofano returns to lead cast of demon hunters including Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell –
– Season 2 audience more than doubled over Season 1 –
“WYNONNA EARP isn't just one of the most fun shows on TV; it's one of the best, full stop.” – Den of GeekTORONTO (Jan. 23, 2018) – Returning to the land of gunpowder and grudges, Space announces production on Season 3 of its original, CSA-nominated for Best Writing in a Drama series WYNONNA EARP, is underway. The 12-episode, one-hour, western sci-fi series created by Emily Andras films in Calgary and surrounding area until May 2018. Canadian actor Melanie Scrofano returns as the titular demon hunter and heroine Wynonna Earp. The writing team spearheaded by Andras includes Brendon Yorke, Shelley Scarrow, Noelle Carbone, Caitlin Fryers, and Matt Doyle. Directors are Paolo Barzman, April Mullen, Ron Murphy, and Grant Harvey. Produced by Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films, and distributed globally by IDW Entertainment, Season 3 of WYNONNA EARP is set to return to Space later this year.
“We’re excited to kick off production on the third installment of this inventive sci-fi series that continues to turn the western genre on its head,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “Time and again, Emily Andras and her characters, brilliant storylines, and plot twists take our viewers on a ride that has them tuning in for more every week, and we can’t wait to see where this season takes us.”
“Over the first two seasons, this series has connected with one of the most passionate audiences in the industry in a very special way,” said Jordy Randall, Executive Producer, SEVEN24 Films. “After the surprising events of last season, we can’t wait to deliver these new episodes to our growing fan base.”
Following an emotional and surprising Season 2 finale that saw Wynonna (Scrofano), give birth to the next Earp heir, she’s now hell-bent on dispatching all remaining Revenants and other supernatural beings to end the cycle of violence between future heirs and Wyatt Earp’s demonic outlaws. Armed with Wyatt’s demon-killing six-shooter, Peacemaker, and her battle-seasoned team of demon hunters Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon, BEING HUMAN), Agent Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson, Race), Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell, WORKIN' MOMS), and Jeremy Chetri (Varun Saranga, WORKIN' MOMS), Wynonna challenges fate, faces new foes, and makes life-altering sacrifices in order to break the curse once and for all.
Season 2 of WYNONNA EARP saw its total audience increase by 30% compared to Season 1, and had an increase of 46% in the key A18-49 demo. During its Fridays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot, Space was the most-watched entertainment specialty network among A18-49 viewers.
WYNONNA EARP was developed for television by Emily Andras who also serves as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Executive producers are Jordy Randall (HEARTLAND), Tom Cox (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK), David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs, and Todd Berger. Brian Dennis (THE BEST LAID PLANS) is producer.
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. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
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, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the upcoming 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; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming 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 “IDWE,” a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc., is charged with producing and distributing franchise content ranging from series to features to interactive experiences. Drawing from sister company IDW Publishing’s extensive IP catalog of comic books and graphic novels as well as 3rd party content, IDWE has developed a fresh and innovative model for content development that emphasizes the value and importance of creative talent who are developing their own literary projects for television and the commitment to collaborate with the creative community overall.
Since launching in 2013, IDWE has successfully delivered two series – WYNONNA EARP, which debuted on SYFY in the U.S. and Spike TV in the UK and Australia; and DIRK GENTLY, based on the best-selling comic novels by Douglas Adams and starring Sam Barnett and Elijah Wood, on BBC America in the U.S. – as both traditional network series and as subscription on-demand content through Netflix. The company has also formed strategic creative partnerships with proven authors such as Joe Hill, creator of the popular comic book series LOCKE AND KEY. Hill wrote the pilot for the same named series for Hulu and starring Frances O’Connor, Danny Glover, Nate Corddry, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott and Megan Charpentier; Jonathan Kellerman, creator of the best-selling ALEX DELAWARE detective novel series, who is working with IDWE on developing a series based on the novels called Heartbreak Hotel; and James Murray of truTV’s hit series Impractical Jokers and seasoned sci-fi writer Darren Wearmouth for a thriller series based on the authors’ new novel Awakened. Additionally, IDWE is collaborating with Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, on developing THE DEVIL, a series based on the real-life misdeeds of British gangster Stephen “The Devil” French.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and its flagship, daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE. 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, PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS 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.