Are IDW’s Money Problems Delaying Wynonna Earp’s Next Season?
Wynonna Earp was supposed to start shooting season 4 this month, but production has been delayed, with no specific date set. Syfy renewed it at last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, but speculation at Vulture has it that
Money problems at IDW seem to be the cause of the production delay. According to a public filing posted in late December, the company has had to take out some hefty loans, and the filing cites a “need for a cash infusion.”
Plus, the recent executive changes, including the part of the company that produces the TV shows, can’t be helping. IDW self-finances the production, and as is typical of the TV industry, the fees they get from SyFy aren’t enough to cover the costs.
Wynonna Earp, a supernatural Western, is based on a comic created by Beau Smith and published by IDW. Again from the Vulture article,
Asked about the production delay and the company’s ability to deliver two additional seasons of Wynnona Earp, an IDW representative issued the following statement: “IDW is committed to continuing to tell the Wynonna Earp story. Much like the fans, we are passionate about not only the series, but the comics, the characters, and the overall message that the Wynonna Earp franchise carries. We are in the process of working out the details for how the Wynonna story will continue and will share new details very soon.”
That’s a non-answer, but what else can they say at this point? I know the show has dedicated fans, so I hope whatever the problem it is, it gets worked out soon.