Warning to all revenants: She's back.
After nearly two years off the air, Wynonna Earp leaves behind TV purgatory and returns to...well, Purgatory, with the titular heroine back to defend her hometown for another season.
The path to getting the Syfy fan-favorite back on the air was a bit of a bizarre one. The cable network renewed the show all the way back in 2018, just one day after season three premiered, but when the time the show would normally return to production came and went, it was clear something was wrong. Thanks to the show's unique co-production model, financial troubles at IDW Entertainment—the publishing house responsible for the show's comic book source material—meant that everything needed to be put on hold. At least, that is, until new producing partners could be secured.
Once Cineflix Studios came aboard to help lighten IDW Entertainment's load in the summer of 2019, production was officially back on track with a summer 2020 premiere date.
"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," Emily Andras, showrunner and executive producer, said in a statement at the time. "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."
Of course, the show was hit with another bump in the road after filming resumed in January of this year. As the novel coronavirus spread across the globe, it forced production to halt on March 16—meaning that the new season premiering on Syfy on July 26 still won't be complete. But if we've learned one thing throughout this whole ordeal, it's that you can't keep Wynonna Earp down for too long.
In honor of the show's long-awaited return, take a look at the good company it finds itself in on the list of TV shows with the lengthiest hiatuses. (A list that's about to grow exponentially thanks to COVID-19, but that's a story for another day...)
Wynonna Earp premieres Sunday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on Syfy.
(E! and Syfy are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)