6:50pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Wynonna Earp' Renewed for Season 4 at Syfy (Exclusive)
Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a fourth season at Syfy. The news will formally be announced Saturday night at the panel's annual gathering at San Diego Comic-Con, where the cast and creators have learned of the pickup for the past three years in a row.
The renewal for the drama created by showrunner Emily Andras comes as season three premiered this past week. (An extended preview aired Monday ahead of the Friday night bow.)
While not a ratings breakout, Wynonna Earp, starring Melanie Scrofano, has become a cult favorite and social media powerhouse that has drawn comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer for its portrayal of strong female characters.
The low-budget Canadian series about Wyatt Earp's great, great granddaughter will return in 2019 with 10 new episodes.
Wynonna Earp is based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith and counts IDW Entertainment's Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, Ted Adams, David Ozer, Rick Jacobs and Todd Berger among its executive producers.
The renewal comes as IDW Entertainment continues to expand its small-screen roster, with Netflix recently handing out a straight-to-series order for V-Wars, based on the company's book of the same name, and with Locke and Key moving to the streamer after Hulu passed on its pilot.