Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Melanie Scrofano and Tim Rozon in Season 2 of Wynonna Earp.
Fans of the Calgary-shot series Wynonna Earp have been called into action this weekend, after stories in the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets suggested that the supernatural modern western’s fourth season could be in jeopardy due to funding issues.A story in the Hollywood Reporter on Friday, citing anonymous sources, said that production of Season 4 has been delayed due to financial challenges faced by IDW Entertainment, which distributes the show.Deadline later reported: “IDW Entertainment has indicated that it is experiencing financial difficulties, running a deficit, and cannot proceed with production on a fourth season at this time.”On Thursday, series star Melanie Scrofano responded to a fan’s query about the status of season 4 by saying “I don’t know anything, unfortunately. All we know is we aren’t shooting right now and don’t know why.”The news has sparked a worldwide Twitter campaign #fightforwynonna. Former Calgarian Emily Andras, the series creator and showrunner, has also been active on social media, at one point tweeting “You guys were so good today. SO good, the best. I’m so proud of you. Also a little bit terrified, so we’re RIGHT in the zone. You can rest up, knowing so many people are rooting for us and want this to happen. And that we see you.”When reached by Postmedia on Saturday morning, Andras said she “could not give a statement at this time” and referred queries to Calgary producers at Seven24 Films.Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall of Seven24 Films could not immediately be reached for comment on Saturday.The good news is that both IDW Entertainment and Syfy, the network that airs the show in the U.S., have confirmed their support for the series, although have yet to release any details of what is causing the hold up on production or how long it may last. IDW Entertainment tweeted: “Dear Earpers! We hear you, and we love your passion for Wynonna Earp — the series, the comics and the amazing characters. We share in your fervor which is why we promise that Wynonna’s story will live on! We are in the process of working out the details, but nothing has changed.”Syfy released the statement: “SYFY ordered Season 4 of Wynonna Earp from IDW and is completely committed to the series. This has not changed.”Wynonna Earp has become a world-wide cult favourite since debuting in 2016, with fan conventions popping up around the world. It tells the story of Wynonna, a descendant of Wyatt Earp who must battle demons as part of a family curse. The show has been lauded for its diversity, particularly by the LGBT community, and portrayal of strong female characters.It was recently nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards, including a best actress nod for Scrofano.