Space Renews Canadian Supernatural Sensation “Wynonna Earp” For Third Season
Space recently announced it has committed to an additional 12 episodes of fan-favourite western-horror drama, Wynonna Earp.
Created by Emily Andras, produced by Calgary-based SEVEN24 Films, and distributed globally by IDW Entertainment, Season 3 of Wynonna Earp sees the return of Canadian actor Melanie Scrofano as the titular demon hunter of the one-hour cult hit, slated to debut in 2018.
“Space has a long tradition of investing in unconventional programs that push boundaries, and Wynonna Earp is no exception,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President of Content and Programming, in a press release. “With just two seasons under its gun holster, this spirited series has garnered accolades, amassed a loyal fan base, and captured the hearts of critics. We’re thrilled to be on board with SEVEN24 Films, and the talented cast and crew, for a third season.”
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.
Andras (Killjoys, Lost Girl) developed the wildly imaginative series for television and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner.
Since its premiere on June 9, Season 2 of Wynonna Earp has seen its total audience more than double with a 52% increase compared to Season 1, and seen a 73% increase in the key A18-49 demo. During its Fridays at 10pm timeslot, Space is the most-watched entertainment specialty network.
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.