The #BringWynonnaHome campaign, aka the search for a new U.S. distributor for Wynonna Earp season 5, continues to grow, with the latest involving billboards being put up in Los Angeles and a Wynonna Earp van driving around the city.
— Bambsy #Earper (@FLampsy) May 9, 2021
Hey #Earpers, check out even more photos of our mobile billboards last weekend. Not gonna like, that 2nd photo is my favorite. Love that guy turning around to check out the billboards. Bet we got a new fan there!#WynonnaEarp #BringWynonnaHome pic.twitter.com/wO11kAvHjG
— Becky #BringWynonnaHome #WynonnaEarp #E4L (@PoliteNoChill) May 11, 2021
Launched last February right after it was announced that Syfy would not be picking up a fifth season of Wynonna Earp, the #BringWynonnaHome campaign started as a hashtag and quickly become a full-blown movement with striking publicity stunts calling different outlets to save the beloved supernatural Western drama.
Syfy originally greenlit a fifth season of Wynonna Earp as part of its fourth-season deal with series producer IDW Entertainment. However, the network decided to forgo the supposed fifth season due to a lack of funding from IDW. Since IDW owns the franchise, it’s not possible for Syfy to produce Wynonna Earp on its own as it does not hold the rights to the show based on the comic created by Beau Smith.
Despite Syfy canceling the show, creator and showrunner Emily Andras said in a statement that she and producers Seven24, Cineflix, and CTV Sci-Fi are all “hopeful” that they “can continue to share” the “inspiring tales” of Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) and her family in the future.
“We don’t believe that the franchise is over,” added Jordy Randall of Seven24 in an interview with The Wrap last February. “We have more stories to tell.”
Though Randall pointed out that there’s actually a “good portion” of financing in place for a potential fifth season, he said that a U.S. distributor remains a necessity. So to help make Wynonna Earp season 5 become a reality, the show’s ever-committed fans, aka the Earpers, have stepped in and recreated the #FightForWynonna campaign back in 2019, hoping that the #BringWynonnaHome campaign will yield the same positive results.
“They’re a formidable group,” Randall said of Earpers. “They have the ability to create situations and outcomes for the show that I’ve never seen before.”
As the #BringWynonnaHome campaign builds up, the search for a new U.S. distributor for the series continues. Randall said last February that he’s currently in discussions with “several” outlets but declined to provide more details.