This Just in: SPACE, SYFY, IDW ENTERTAINMENT, SEVEN24 FILMS ANNOUNCE RETURN TO PRODUCTION FOR WYNONNA EARP

— July 2, 2019

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LOS ANGELES, CA and TORONTO, ON – July 2, 2019 – IDW Entertainment, SEVEN24 Films, Space (soon to be CTV Sci-fi Channel), and SYFY announced today that “Wynonna Earp,” the award-winning series based on the IDW comic created by Beau Smith, has been greenlit to start production for its fourth season. With a major commitment from Bell Media’s Crave as a new production partner and streaming platform, production is slated to begin later this year. Season 4 is expected to debut in Summer 2020 on Space in Canada and SYFY in the US, with Seasons 1-3 streaming on Crave in the fall. Additionally, IDW Entertainment announced that Cineflix Studios has come aboard to co-produce, with Cineflix rights handling international sales for all four seasons of the series.

Winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, “Wynonna Earp” follows the life of the great, great granddaughter (Melanie Scrofano, “Bad Blood”) of famous lawman Wyatt Earp. The action-packed supernatural sci-fi series stars Scrofano, Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Katherine Barrell (“Working Moms”).

“We are absolutely thrilled that we get to make more ‘Wynonna Earp,’ and are grateful to our networks and partners for working hard to ensure we can,” said Emily Andras, Showrunner and Executive Producer. “This is an enormous testament to our passionate and fierce fans, the Earpers, who remind us every day how to fight like hell for the things you love with wit, ferocity and kindness.”

Known for having one of the most active social media communities - from arranging fan conventions around the world to raising money for LGBTQ charities - “Wynonna Earp” has been praised for its "fierce and committed performances”*, and has received and been nominated for numerous awards including Canadian Screen Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Directors Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Canada and Alberta Film & Television Awards.

“Crave is a service that is always on the lookout for content that makes an impact and resonates with a diverse audience,” said Justin Stockman, Vice-President, Premium SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. “We felt this show still had so much more to say to so many fans, so we put our money where our mouth is to help save this series.

“Wynonna Earp’s return highlights the importance and value of the unwavering dedication and support of fans. We are thrilled to continue working with the incredible Emily Andras, the talented cast, and our expert production partners,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “We know Purgatory has many more stories to tell, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for Season 4."

SEVEN24's Jordy Randall and Tom Cox, in addition to Cineflix’s Peter Emerson and Brett Burlock, serve as Executive Producers along with Todd Berger and Rick Jacobs.

ABOUT IDW ENTERTAINMENT
IDW Entertainment, a franchise studio division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), is charged with developing, financing, producing and distributing entertainment content ranging from series and features to interactive experiences and digital content from sister company IDW Publishing’s extensive IP catalog of comic books and graphic novels.

Since launching in 2013, IDW Entertainment has successfully delivered three seasons of the critically-acclaimed “Wynonna Earp”, which debuted on SYFY in the U.S.; Spike TV in the UK and Australia; and Netflix Globally. The Company is also in production on a Netflix series adaptation of the popular comic book “Locke & Key”, by Joe Hill and show run by Carlton Cuse, slated to premiere in 2020.  Additionally, IDW Entertainment has completed production on the Netflix Original series “V-Wars” set to premiere in 2019, starring Ian Somerhalder; and “October Faction” also slated to premiere in 2019.

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. In addition to the People’s Choice Award winning series, Wynonna Earp, current projects include Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, JANN, the #1 new Comedy on CTV, and the hit family series Heartland, the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history, now in its thirteenth season for CBC and UPtv. Previous projects include Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up. 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.

 

ABOUT SPACE (soon to be CTV Sci-fi Channel)
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 CASTLE ROCK. 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.

 

ABOUT CRAVE
Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at Crave.ca, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca.

ABOUT CINEFLIX STUDIOS
Cineflix Studios creates scripted content for the US, Canada, and international markets. Partnering with top flight showrunners and third-party producers, Cineflix Studios brings creative, co-financing, and distribution expertise through Cineflix Rights to premium projects. Cineflix Studios co-financed and co-produced two seasons of the dramatic series Pure for WGNA/Hulu/Super Channel/CBC and the recently renewed break-out hit series Coroner for CBC/NBCU International Networks.

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