Here’s Everything the ‘Wynonna Earp’ Cast Revealed About Season 4 At Comic-Con

It’s finally official: Wynonna Earp will be returning in Summer 2020 with a brand-new, 12-episode season. Though the future of Season 4 was unsure for a while, the cast and crew came to San Diego Comic-Con shortly after this announcement to celebrate with fans. Here’s what we know about what’s to come for the residents of Purgatory.

Valdez is coming

In the Season 3 finale, there’s a name carved into a wall on Wynonna’s house: Valdez. Beau Smith, the creator of the comic series on which Wynonna Earp is based, was in attendance and spoke about who that is. “She’s a character I created a long time ago. But it was a special character so I’ve always kept her in a drawer,” adding that the TV show “seemed like the perfect place” for her to return. 

“She’s a possibly thousand-year-old princess warrior from the Mayan era,” Smith explained. “She’s been around for a long time. She’s been with Black Badge [the division of the U.S. Marshals Service that deals with the paranormal] since it’s creation.” Smith goes on to describe the character in the comics as “Xena, Warrior Princess crossed with Spock from Star Trek.” Valdez is “very logical” and “she doesn’t suffer fools,” said Smith. 

The creator has total confidence in Andras’ ability to adapt the character for TV, saying, “She’s proven already…any twists and turns, she can do it.”  

Wynonna has to learn how to use a sword

Wynonna Earp "War Paint" Episode 312 -- Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp
Wynonna Earp “War Paint” Episode 312 — Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp | Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./Syfy

In Season 3, Wynonna gets a new weapon. She’s been dealing with the gun, Peacemaker, for years now, so it was an adjustment for Scrofano for sure. “Listen, I forgot that I had a sword,” she said. “So I’m hoping I can convince Em [Andras] that the sword is too violent.” Scrofano brought up how Wynonna wasn’t good at using a gun in the beginning, so maybe it could be the same for the sword. “You can be bad at having a sword,” Andras conceded. 

How will Wynonna cope without her sister and her love interest around? “I think what’s interesting is that Greg [Lawson, who plays Sheriff Nedley] over there — it’s just the two of us. I think it’ll be interesting to see how she maybe leans on him a bit. Or maybe he’ll lean on her.”

She continued, talking about the characters’ different roles in the show. “Waverly is very much like ‘Let’s figure this out, team’ and it will be interesting to see if Wynonna has to be the one to do that, how she steps up to that.”  

Nedley is up for a challenge

Wynonna Earp Panel at SDCC -- Greg Lawson
Wynonna Earp Panel at SDCC — Greg Lawson | Evans Vestal Ward/SYFY

“I find it really interesting that here’s this guy who’s been trying to retire. He didn’t want to retire, and he goes through that struggle. And he finally convinces himself that everything is right now, it’s perfect, I can retire. And then this happens,” Lawson said of how Nedley will deal with the sudden disappearance of citizens of Purgatory.  

Of course, Nedley has a lot going for him: His friendship with Wynonna, and his rodeo background, which we only just discovered. This seems like something Lawson is very interested in learning about, along with any opportunity he has to shoot a gun. “I’m an eight-year-old, and I always wanted to be an action hero! I just liked walking down the hallway, loading the shotgun.”

Waverly develops powers

 Wynonna Earp "War Paint" Episode 312 -- Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Waverly Earp
Wynonna Earp “War Paint” Episode 312 — Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Waverly Earp | Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./Syfy

A fan asked if now that we know that Waverly is a half-angel, will we get to see some more special abilities from her beyond wielding the power of the ring? Andras says she worries sometimes about making Waverly too powerful and throwing off the dynamic of the series. 

“I think so much of what defines Wynonna and Waverly is that in some ways they each have what the other one wants,” she said. “I think that Waverly really always wanted to be the Earp heir and be kind of the chosen one. And I think deep down, despite everything, Wynonna would give it all up to be loved and belong. So I think those themes have to stay the same. Until they don’t.” 

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