Wynonna Earp swaps CHCH for Space

Bell Media has joined the Emily Andras series as a production partner for season two, which is currently shooting in Calgary.
Wynonna Earp

Emily Andras’ Wynonna Earp has found a new Canadian home.

The supernatural western is moving from Hamilton, ON-based channel CHCH to Bell Media’s Space channel for its sophomore season. The switch gives the series nationwide TV distribution and places it among Space’s sci-fi lineup, which includes Orphan BlackKilljoys and Dark Matter.

Bell Media has boarded season two, currently in production in Calgary, as a production partner, with new episodes set to debut on Space starting Friday, June 9 at 10 p.m. Season two will launch day and date with the release in the U.S., where the series airs on Syfy.

In addition, Bell Media picked up the season-one rights and will begin re-airing the first 13 episodes on Space on Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m. Wynonna will debut in the timeslot following the season-10 premiere of Doctor Who, which airs at 9 p.m.

Last week it was announced that Netflix had acquired the SVOD rights to season one of Wynonna for the U.S. and Canada. On U.S. Netflix, season one launches on April 1, though no date has been set for its launch on Canadian Netflix. A spokesperson for Bell Media told Playback Daily there are currently no plans to bring the series to CraveTV. 

Executive producer, writer, and showrunner Andras adapted the show from an IDW Publishing comic book series created by Beau Smith. Other exec producers on the show include Jordy Randall, Tom Cox, David Ozer, Ted Adams, Rick Jacobs and Todd Berger, with Brian Dennis serving as producer. The writing team includes Andras includes Alexandra Zarowny, Brendon Yorke, James Hurst, Shelley Scarrow, and Caitlin Fryers. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Peter Stebbings, Ron Murphy, and Brett Sullivan.

Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon (Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Race) and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

IDW Entertainment handles international distribution of the series.