NEWS - HAVEN
Posted: August 20, 2015, 08:50:37
Just spoke to Lloyd Segan and when I asked about Haven being cancelled and according to him it wasn’t cancelled. This was what David Howe (president of the network) and the rest of the team envisioned it all to end over a year ago. I asked him if they did get a chance to do an ending or if the show cancelled after they were done with the season and here is what he answered.
Indeed the show was not canceled. A misfortunate headline. But yes all planned for.
It looks like there will only be 13 more troubled episodes of Haven but on the good side it seems they managed to get a good ending to the show...
The Troubles are coming to an end. Syfy has canceled its long-running supernatural drama “Haven,” which will end its run after the upcoming 13-episode conclusion to its fifth season, TheWrap has learned.
The cable network aired the first 13 episodes of Season 5 in 2014, with the second half set to premiere in October.
Showrunner Gabrielle Stanton told TheWrap that even though the decision came after Season 5 of “Haven” had wrapped, the creative team was prepared for the end.
“I’m sure as a fellow TV fan, there’s nothing more annoying than when a show kind of feels like it might be wrapping up, but they just don’t address it, they don’t come to any kind of satisfying conclusion,” she said. “I always think that’s cheating the audience a little bit, of a nice satisfying ending. So we really looked at these 13 episodes as if… If we were indeed going to end, what would be the best ending we could possibly do for Haven?”
The first part of season 5 of Haven is out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 8.
Haven Season 5: Press Release: "The Troubles are returning to Haven like never before in HAVEN: SEASON FIVE, VOLUME ONE, arriving on extras-loaded Blu-ray and DVD on September 8 from Entertainment One.
HAVEN: SEASON FIVE, VOLUME ONE, picks up with the aftermath of our heroes' victory over William. After having successfully banished him into the Void, Nathan and Duke are devastated to discover that the Audrey Parker they know and love has disappeared. In her place stands Mara, the unflinchingly malevolent "original" person responsible for creating the troubles many centuries ago. Finally freed from the confines of her do-gooder husks (Audrey, Lucy, Sarah, etc.), Mara proceeds to unleash a wave of chaos over Haven.
13 "Inside Haven" Featurettes
Haven: Origins: Witches Are Born
Haven: Origins: Native Breaks Free
A new season of Haven will return in October. Here is a trailer.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: July 24, 2015, 22:34:52
No date has been set yet but here is the first photo from season 6.
When Season 5 resumes this fall, with the episode “New World Order,” “The tsunami of Troubles brought by Duke has Haven-ites locked down for their own safety,” showrunner Matt McGuinness tells TVLine. “Fortunately, Audrey and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) are locked down together, which is nice for them.”
Source: TV Line Posted: November 27, 2014, 11:28:27
Entries for the contest are starting to come in and it looks good. And remember that "illustrate" can be anything you want. Text, a photo, several photos, drawings, a song…well you get the idea. It can be anything you want it to be.
Good luck and why not use the free time during Thanks Giving (those of you that celebrate that) to go all in? Here are all the details
I have a photo of the cast from Haven (Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Adam Copeland and Eric Balfour) that they all have signed and now I’m going to give it away to one of you. The only thing you need to do is enter this contest.
Usually there are a lot of rules with a contest but not this time. This time I want to give you the freedom to do what you want…almost. The only thing I’m going to give you is a one sentence instruction and then it’s up to you to run with it. And as long as you follow it you can’t go wrong.
I will then judge the entries and select a winner and I will tell you this. I will be picking the winner out of what I like, what I think is creative and what I think is fun. I want to be able to see that you have put some thought into it. OK, are you ready? Here it comes:
If you don’t know what this means you have probably not seen Haven but if you have you should know what I mean. Now it’s up to you. Run wild and send in your entry no later than December 20.
Send your entry to me by email info[a]liljas-library.com and if you for any reason can’t send it by email. Please email me and we’ll work it out. OK, Good Luck! Posted: November 21, 2014, 21:52:12
William Shatner, the iconic Star Trek captain, recently teased on Twitter his gig on the Syfy series. Now, TVLine reveals that Shatner will recur in a four-episode Season 5 arc in "a seminal role," as a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its Troubled residents.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Here is the first episode of Haven Origins
Here is a new trailer for season 5 of Haven.
Look out for a web exclusive look into the beginnings of Haven and the Troubles. All questions will be answered soon.
Haven Origins coming September 12.
Check out the trailer here.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT HAVENITES! #ýHaven5 premiere has moved from 10/9c to 8/7c! The date is still Thursday, September 11 on Syfy. Spread this faster than the Troubles!
Season 4 of Haven is now out on DVD / blu-ray. Which season is your favorite?
Order your copys here:
Season 4 Posted: September 1, 2014, 15:15:00
Here are the titles and synopsis for episode 2 - 5 of season 5 of Haven.
Episode 5.02 - Speak No Evil
Duke struggles to accept Jennifer's death; Nathan searches for Audrey in Mara's cruel personality.
Episode 5.03 - Spotlight
Dwight and Duke deal with a deadly trouble that threatens to burn the town to the ground.
Episode 5.04 - Much Ado About Mara
Episode 5.05 - The Old Switcheroo
Pre-order season 4 of Haven now. The DVD is released on August 26th but you can pre-order it today.
Posted: August 19, 2014, 14:23:37
SEA AND BE SCENE TV host Stephanie Beaumont joins stars Lucas Bryant, Adam Copeland, Colin Ferguson, John Dunsworth, Kyle Mitchell and Robert Maillett on the set of the Season 4 finale of the Syfy/Showcase original series HAVEN. Complete with a tour of the HAVEN 'hood, updates on Eric Balfour & Emily Rose.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
Here is a new teaser for season 5 of Haven that premiers September 11.
Head over to SpoilerTV for promophotos from Haven.
Looks like the Haven people are up for a challenge. I wish someone would challenge King...
Like with last season the 4th season of Haven will include a small comic when it's released on DVD on August 26. You can find more info about it here.
Thanks to Herbert West Posted: August 13, 2014, 08:29:57
Here is a promo for season 5 of Haven that premiers September 11.
Season 5 of Haven premiers September 11.
Returns Thursday, September 11 at 10PM -- When the series returns for its fifth season, Haven’s protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) -- the woman he’s fought so desperately to save -- may be gone forever.
Here are two photos from season 5 of Haven.
Looks like, based on this tweet from Eric Balfour that Emma Lahana that played Jennifer in Haven won’t be back for season 5.
Spoiler TV reports that Laura Mennell has been casted in season 5 of Haven.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Laura Mennell, who played the “suggestive” Nina on Syfy’s Alphas, has joined Haven Season 5 in the recurring role of a brilliant (and, well, beautiful) epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who fears the titular town is on the verge of a deadly viral outbreak.
Mennell’s character is described as “a force to be reckoned with,” as Audrey (played by Emily Rose), Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) quickly will discover. And while Dwight (Adam Copeland) will work overtime to keep hidden Haven’s secrets, the CDC whiz unknowingly uncovers a genetic marker found only in Troubled people. Could that mean a cure is around the corner…?!
Here is the front of the script for the first episode of season 5 of Haven.
Here is the cover for the DVD release of season 4 of Haven. No release date has been set yet.
Haven has been renewed for 26 episodes.
"Haven" has been renewed by Syfy. But there's more -- the cable network has renewed the Stephen King-inspired show for a split season of 26 episodes airing in 2014 and 2015, which is double the normal amount of episodes "Haven" normally has per season.
Season 5 of "Haven" is planned to premiere in the fall of 2014, when 13 episodes will air. The final 13 episodes of the season will follow in 2015. There is no word as to whether these will be the last episodes of the series or not.
Thanks to Ari and Lou Posted: November 22, 2013, 09:25:38
Here is a teaser for episode 11 of haven.
Here is a new promo poster for season 4 of Haven.
Here is a conference call transcript with Emily Rose and Colin Ferguson from Haven.Posted: September 23, 2013, 17:38:05
Here is a teaser for episode 3 of Haven.
Haven episode 4-7 synopsis:
Episode 4.04 - Lost and Found
Nathan and Dwight investigate missing children linked to an ancient legend; Duke tries to find Audrey by focusing Jennifer's trouble.
Episode 4.05 - Countdown
Nathan, Duke, and Lexie find themselves in a race against time to find the troubled person responsible for turning people hard as stone.
Episode 4.06 - The New Girl
Lexie, the new girl in town, joins Nathan on a hunt for a deadly trouble that changes its victims' personalities.
Episode 4.07 - Lay Me Down
Nathan and Lexie hunt a trouble that attacks Haven's citizens in their nightmares; Duke deals with the nightmare his brother has become.
Today season 4 of Haven premiers! Don't miss it and until tonight, check out this interview with Eric Balfour.Posted: September 11, 2013, 09:19:11
Here are some bloopers from season 3 of Haven.
Here is a Conference call transcript with Lucas Bryant about season 4 of Haven that starts September 13.Posted: September 4, 2013, 11:48:47
Here are some photos from season 4 of Haven. You can find more here.
Don't forget to get season 3 of Haven on DVD on September 3rd. Order your copy here.
Here is a new trailer for Haven. Premier September 13th.
Episode 4.01 - Fallout
Six months after the events of last season, Duke is ejected from the barn-without Audrey and rescued by Jennifer, a young woman with a mysterious connection to a place she's never been: Haven.
Episode 4.02 - Survivors
As charred bodies are uncovered around Haven, Duke must refocus Nathan from his search for Audrey to solve the case at hand. Meanwhile, Audrey's fate rests with Jennifer, as she comes to terms with her own trouble.
Episode 4.03- Bad Blood
Nathan and Dwight race to search for the trouble behind a series of exsanguinated corpses before more blood is spilled. Meanwhile, Duke must convince his half-brother Wade to leave Haven before he learns the truth of the Crocker family trouble.
New trailer for season 4 of Haven. The season begins September 13th which is also Friday the 13th...
Here is a trailer for season 4 of Haven.
Thanks to Herbert West
A conversation with Haven cast hosted by Alan Tudyk.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma
A teaser for season 4 of Haven has been released. You can check it out here. Season 4 premiers on Syfy September 13th.
Here is a clip announcing the Haven pan at San Diego Comic-Con. Make sure you Watch all of the clip...
For Haven episode 4.08, the role of Jack Driscoll is being cast; he's about 35, very handsome and a deep sea diving treasure hunter.Posted: May 11, 2013, 04:49:18
Startling new mysteries and secrets are in the works as Syfy’s hit series Haven went into production on May 8, on an all-new 13 episode Season 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
When Haven premieres this October, Colin Ferguson (Eureka) returns to Syfy playing William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey (Emily Rose).
Season 4 of Haven picks up six months after the devastating events of the Season 3 cliffhanger in which the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm. Audrey and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanished into thin air leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven.
Here are some casting news for the forth season of Haven
Former Eureka star Colin Ferguson is back at Syfy, joining the upcoming fourth season of the network’s drama Haven for a season-long arc. On the show, based on Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid, Ferguson will play William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to FBI agent-turned cop in the small town of Haven, Main Audrey Parker (Emily Rose).
Sam Ernst of Haven posted this update on Twitter:
When does Haven return? The last 2 eps of season 3 are Jan 17. Season 4 premiere is still being worked out.
The airing of last Friday’s episode of Haven was delayed due to the recent tragedy in Connecticut. The season finale was originally scheduled to air this Friday, but Syfy has pushed the release to January and will air both episodes back-to-back:
“Last Friday’s 10PM episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school setting and in light of the recent tragedy, we have decided to reschedule it along with the series’ season three finale, originally slated to air this Friday, December 21st at 10PM. The final two episodes of season three of Haven will now air back-to-back on Thursday, January 17th from 8-10 PM (ET/PT) to maintain the integrity of the series’ serialized nature.”
It looks like Audrey Parker won't vanish at the end of Haven this season. At least not for long. Syfy has ordered a fourth 13-episode season of the mysterious Stephen King-inspired series.
Read more here.
Thanks to Al Mattice and Lou Sytsma
Check out my thoughts on the first two episodes of Haven. Contains small spoiler for the first episode.
Here is a clip of episode 2 of Haven season 3.
Posted: September 14, 2012, 08:36:16
'NEW YORK – September 13, 2012 – The scary mysteries and odd eccentricities of this small coastal Maine town will continue to unfold when Haven, Syfy’s hit drama series, returns for its third season on Friday, September 21 at 10PM (ET/PT).
In the premiere, Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with Troubles
This season’s guest stars include Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Bree Williamson (Gossip Girl, One Life to Live), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, White Collar), Edge (WWE Superstar), Dorian Missick (Southland, The Cape), Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2), Nolan North (Uncharted video game series, Pretty Little Liars), and Claudia Black (Uncharted video game series, Farscape).
Following last year’s successful innovative Twitter campaign, season three will introduce online viewers to a new entity in the Haven mythology—The Guard. Mysterious and deeply entrenched in the history of Haven, The Guard has hijacked Haven social media channels to get their message out—if you are troubled, we can help #EscapeToHaven by @TheGuardHaven. The Guard—represented by Kate Kelton, who portrays ’Jordan McKee” — has taken over Facebook (facebook.com/haven), YouTube (youtube.com/syfyimaginegreater) and Twitter profiles for Haven (Twitter.com/TheGuardHaven), using these social media channels to tell the story of Haven, and to attract new “recruits” to Haven.
Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
During its second season, Haven averaged 2.55 million total viewers and 995,000 Adults18-49, rising four percent among total viewers and five percent among Adults 18-49 compared to season one (Live +7 data)."
Thanks to Lou Sytsma Posted: September 12, 2012, 13:13:19
Here is a trailer for season 3 of Haven.
Dread Central had the following good news posted today:
Superstar Edge is returning to the show and will appear in multiple episodes of the show’s third season including the premiere, September 21st at 10PM ET/PT.
From the Press Release:
Edge (aka Adam Copeland) will reprise his role of Dwight Hendrickson, a shrewd, longtime Haven resident and “troubled” handyman who can truly handle anything, and often does, as the town’s “cleaner.” A close ally of Nathan’s (Lucas Bryant), Dwight helps to cover up all of the town’s supernatural goings on and to keep Haven’s secrets hidden.
Season Three of "Haven" picks up immediately following the events of the gripping Season Two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped, Nathan warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey, and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.
This season’s previously announced guest stars include Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones", "Downton Abbey"), Bree Williamson ("Gossip Girl", "One Life to Live"), Dorian Missick ("Southland", "The Cape"), Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2), Nolan North (Uncharted video game series, "Pretty Little Liars"), and Claudia Black (Uncharted video game series, "Farscape").
"Haven", based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Emily Rose (Audrey Parker) talks about the upcoming third season of Haven.
Haven hits Comic Con.
It was recently announced that Haven, including it's three stars Eric Balfour, Emily Rose, and Lucas Bryant, will be heading to Comic Con this week.
Entertainment One announced that the Haven party will take place at Sidebar San Diego on Market Street in downtown San Diego this Thursday, July 12th, from 8pm-11pm. You can win tickets to the event by visiting the eOne booth at Comic con on Wednesday or Thursday. The cast is said to be at the party and you can bet the party will be Haven themed in its entirety!
Nolan North and Claudia Black will guest star in season 3 of Haven. North will guest as an amnesiac named Anderson who awakes to find everyone else in the mysterious town asleep. Black will appear in the two-part episode "Magic Hour" as Moira, a bitter -- and possibly homicidal -- beauty.Posted: July 3, 2012, 10:43:34
The release of season 2 of Haven on DVD has been moved ahead and is now being released on September 4th.Posted: May 18, 2012, 01:08:06
The new season of Haven will debut on SyFy on Friday Sept. 21.Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:23:29
Looks like the second season of Haven will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 11. Here is a report from Spoiler TV:
Following eOne's tweet recently stating "Hey #Haven Fans! Check out HAVEN: COMPLETE SECOND SEASON starring #EmilyRose & #EricBalfour. Available to buy on BLU-RAY & DVD 9/11!", this possible September 11th release date is (close to) confirming a release date for "Haven"'s second season on both formats. We'll keep you updated on any further information!
Here is a teaser for season 3 of Haven.
Sam Ernst (one of the writers for Haven posted this on his twitter yesterday:
OK,I know every writer sez this,but SERIOUSLY, S3 of Haven will be our best.Writers room is on FIRE.Creepy, weird,big story answers a-comin!
You just got to love this Japanese cover for their DVD release of Haven
Here is a photo from the writers room for season 3 of Haven.
Here is a trailer for the Christmas special episode of Haven that airs December 6th.
Thanks to Herbert West
We all know that Haven has been revewed for a third season and during the New York Comic Con some interesting facts where released. Watch out for some spoilers though.
- Re: The Troubled. Remember the Chameleon from Season 1, Episode 9? The writers say: "We're not done with that one." Might the shapeshifter reappear in the next season? Has one been around this entire time?
- Re: Dwight: The writers were blown away with Adam Copeland's performance, both in auditions and on the actual show. They're aware that Dwight is a fan favorite and they're eager to work with him again--but at the time of the panel, they'd heard about the season 3 renewal some 24 hours prior.
- Re: Nathan's tattoo! This is a potential spoiler, but Lucas Bryant explained that when Nathan got the tattoo we saw in the Season 2 finale... he felt it. I wasn't sure how seriously to take this (Lucas Bryant is a jokester par excellence) but Eric Balfour seemed to think it was legit, since he mentioned the info's spoiler potential and applied to it a verbal hashtag "Epic Fail."
- More shirtless Duke and/or Nathan! OK, this one's mostly a joke, but you're welcome to dream. Eric Balfour: "I actually get to help take his shirt off..."
- More Nathan in general. The writers say that Duke was their envelope to open in S2, and that Nathan's going to be the focus in season 3. Rejoice, pancake fans!
Read more here.Posted: October 12, 2011, 19:34:31
SyFy announced today that Haven has been renewed for a third season. The season will have 13 episodes and air in 2012.Posted: October 10, 2011, 23:54:27
The Christmas episode of Haven will air on Tues, Dec. 6.Posted: September 19, 2011, 00:14:45
I just got word from the people behind Haven who assured me that the article about the series risk being canceled is totally wrong and written by a not very well informed reporter.Posted: September 18, 2011, 00:22:41
Could Haven be in danger of being canceled?
An uncertain future for the SyFy drama follows the Canadian drama channel canceling "Almost Heroes," and reordering "Lost Girl" and "King."
TORONTO -- The SyFy drama Haven from Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures is on the bubble with Showcase channel in Canada.
Showcase programmers are to decide in two weeks on the future of the foreign-spawned drama, which is based on Stephen King's novella 'Colorado Kid' and shoots in Canada.
Haven left in limbo comes as Showcase canceled Almost Heroes, a sitcom about two brothers that starred Ryan Belleville and Paul Campbell.
The Canadian channel has ordered new seasons of Syfy’s Lost Girl from Prodigy Pictures and King, a female cop drama from Indian Grove Productions.
I'm trying to find out more as we speak...
Thanks to Herbert WestPosted: September 7, 2011, 22:10:33
Got some really cool Haven prop in the mail today. One was a Haven Police Department (HPD) hat used in the series and the second was the boat that you can see in the beginning of episode 1 (Tale of Two Audrey’s) season 2. These are the actual boats that were used in that scene.
They used two boats while shooting the scene -- when one got too wet, they switched to the other one while someone used a hair dryer on the wet one.
Haven Week is over and so is the contest but before I reveal who the lucky winner of a signed Haven cast photo is, here are the correct answers:
Monday's question: Had Lucas Bryant read The Colorado Kid before getting the part?
Answer: No but he read it after he got the part.
Tuesday's question: Does Emily know far in advance what’ll happen to her character?
Answer: No, she is very much kept in the dark.
Wednesday's question: What is the full name of the character Evi, played by Vinessa Antoine?
Answer: Evidence Ryan.
Thursday's question: What's the name of the film Eric is getting ready to direct next year?
Answer: Jesus Hates Zombies
Friday's question: What's the name of the character Adam plays in Haven?
Answer: Dwight Hendrickson.
And the lucky winner is... Alissa Wallace in the US. Congratulations!
In upcoming episodes of Haven twitter will play a big part. Viewers will be able to follow what happens both on the show and on twitter. Read more here.Posted: August 10, 2011, 00:00:01
Day 3 of Haven Week is here and today I have an interview with the series latest cast member, Vinessa Antoine who plays Evidence Ryan (Evi for short). Enjoy!Posted: August 9, 2011, 20:57:25
Haven Week was mentioned tonight over at the Haven facebooks site. Check it out if you haven't.Posted: August 9, 2011, 00:00:01Posted: August 8, 2011, 00:03:45
Its Haven time here at Lilja’s Library. During this week (Aug. 8 – Aug. 12) we’ll celebrate season 2 of Haven which runs on SyFy right now and during this week there will be a contest, five interviews and two reviews for you to enjoy.
The prize you’re fighting for is a Haven cast photo signed by Emily Rose (Audrey Parker), Eric Balfour (Duke Crocker) and Lucas Bryant (Nathan Wuornos). And there is only one of it so make sure you enter.
First out is my interview with Lucas Bryant, enjoy!
Here is a trailer for the next episode of Haven that will star both Jason Priestley and Edge.Posted: July 26, 2011, 22:36:53
Here is a trailer for episode #3 of Haven (airs Friday on SyFy) and don't forget to check in on Lilja's Library next week when there will be a Haven week with lots of interesting interviews. More on that later...Posted: July 26, 2011, 01:00:34
Here is a new promo trailer for season 2 of Haven and this is the first time we get a glimps of Jason Priestley and Edge.
Here is a rahter fun trailer for season 2 of Haven.Posted: July 12, 2011, 22:02:13
Here is an interview with Emily Rose about season 2 of Haven.Posted: July 5, 2011, 23:39:44
Here is a photo of the press kit SyFy sent out. It has the first episode of Haven as well as the first episodes of Eureka and Warehouse 13. An extra bonus with this one is that the episode of Haven is a rough cut, with temp audio, graphics and effects. Why is this good you might ask? Well, because it gives me a chance to see how the episode is done and that is stuff that I really enjoy seeing. That's why.
Here is a press release for season 2 of Haven. It's sent out by Showcase that starts the season on July 18 and that is why the premier date below is July 18 instead of July 15 when SyFy starts season 2. Oh, and the press release has some small spoilers so read at your own risk...
“THE TROUBLES” CONTINUE TO LOOM IN HAVEN
* Haven season two premieres Monday, July 18 at 10pm ET/PT exclusively on Showcase
* Uncover the truth behind the unbelievable and unimaginable on the second season of Haven, returning Monday, July 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on Showcase.
On last year’s explosive finale of Haven, Chief Wournos shattered into bits and pieces after he confessed to Nathan and Audrey that he could no longer live with his tormenting supernatural affliction. Before the chief self destructed, he told Nathan that he must replace him as the new chief and protect the small town. He also told Audrey that not everyone is thrilled that she’s back in town, leading her to tell Nathan that Lucy isn’t her mother, but rather she is Lucy reincarnated. It was in that moment that Lucas reveals that he can feel Audrey’s touch, and a woman claiming to be FBI agent Audrey Parker pulls out a gun on them.
In season two of Haven, the stakes are even higher as Audrey, Nathan and Duke come into contact with more mysterious figures who crop up in the small town – including Chris Brody (Jason Priestley), the son of Haven’s mayor, with his own supernatural affliction. Making matters more complicated in Duke’s life is the sudden arrival of a woman from his past – Evi Ryan (Vinessa Antoine) who happens to be Duke’s estranged wife with a secret agenda. Audrey continues to come to terms with her true identity and her real purpose for being in Haven.
Adam Copeland, WWE’s “Edge,” guest stars as Dwight Hendrickson, a longtime Haven resident who assisted Nathan’s late father in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps. Also guest starring is Cristian de la Fuente as Cornell; a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life. Jason Priestley directed one episode of the second season and guest stars in a four-episode story arc. Stephen McHattie reprises his role as Reverend Ed Driscoll, the influential town leader who has a vendetta against the “cursed” people in town.
The first batch of cast photos for season 2 of Haven is now out. No photo of Edge though but both Jason Priestley and Vinessa Antoine can be seen on some of them.
Check them out here.Posted: June 30, 2011, 11:58:51
Here are the titles of the first three episodes of season 2 of Haven:
1: A Tale of Two Audreys
2: Fear and Loathing
3: Love Machine
Here is a promo for Haven and it definitely makes you think of IT.
Here is a sneek peak of the first episode of season 2 of Haven.Posted: June 3, 2011, 00:42:19
Here is a second trailer for season 2 of Haven.Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:18:07
Here are some info about season 2 of Haven:
Eric Balfour—who plays Duke Crocker on the Syfy series inspired by Stephen King’s THE COLORADO KID—recently spoke a little about HAVEN’s sophomore year.
Balfour talked with Collider about HAVEN, whose second season starts airing on Syfy July 15. “One of the most fun things that people are going to get to see in season two with Duke is the emergence of a love interest, in several different amalgamations,” Balfour reveals “I’m excited about that, and getting to see Duke not quite as confident as always. There’s a character who comes in this season that really pushes Duke’s buttons, and that’s not something you got to see a lot of last year.
“Mostly, what we’re excited about is just improving on what we did last year. We learned a lot from season one. It’s always a balance between what the network and the studio requires, and what we want to do creatively, and everyone has very valid points for what they need, but every season that you do something, you learn a little more about it. Although each season is unique and there’s always a different dynamic to the crew, the writing room and the actors, you still learn a lot from what you’ve already done. You learn what works and what doesn’t, and you can carry that into the next season.
“That’s the thing I’m hopeful for, for this season, but you never know. I’m only an actor on this show, so there’s only so much influence I can have. I try to offer my advice or insight, if they’re open to it, but at the end of the day, you can only say so much. I’m just hopeful that the second season improves on what we did in the first season, but you never really know until it’s all said and done, and on the screen. I really do love the character. I love the way that the writers write him, and the freedom that they give me to bring myself to the character. He’s a ton of fun to play.”
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: May 6, 2011, 12:36:01
Syfy and Entertainment One (eOne) announced that WWE Superstar Edge will join the cast of Haven in the guest-starring role of "Dwight Hendrickson." A shrewd, longtime Haven resident, Dwight served as a confidant to Nathan's (Lucas Bryant) late father and assisted the former sheriff in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps. Now as acting Sheriff of Haven, Nathan finds himself reaching out to Dwight just as his father did before him.Posted: April 26, 2011, 12:02:34
Here is a teaser for season 2 of Haven.
Season 2 of Havem will premier on July 15 on SyFy.
HAVEN SEASON 2
Friday, July 15 @ 10pm (ET/PT) -- Last season, when FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) arrived in the town of Haven, Maine on a routine case, her knack for unraveling mysteries proved an asset when she discovered that the seemingly sleepy town was, in fact, a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Now, in Season Two, Audrey must not only stay on top of Haven's many afflictions -which continue to be revealed in every episode - but also solve her most challenging case yet: the secret of her own lost past and its ties to Haven.
With the help of Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own trouble, and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven's troubles, Audrey digs deeper into uncovering her identity. Guest stars Jason Priestley (who will also direct an episode) and Vinessa Antoine join the cast for season two, which is currently in production on 13 episodes in Nova Scotia.
Here is a photo from the shooting of season 2 of Haven. These where posted by Emily Rose on her Twitter account.
Syfy has announced that TV actress Vinessa Antoine has signed on for the recurring role of Evidence “Evi” Ryan in the second season of HAVEN.
Antoine’s character is a former con artist and lover of Duke’s (SKYLINE’s Eric Balfour). As previously announced, Jason Priestley will also join HAVEN this season to direct one episode and guest star in a four-episode story arc. Antoine and Priestley will join Emily Rose, who plays Audrey Parker, a former FBI agent with a knack for investigating the supernatural; Lucas Bryant, who plays Nathan Wuornos, a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction; and Balfour, who plays Duke Crocker, a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: March 31, 2011, 08:56:55
The first season of Haven will be out on DVD and blu-ray June 14th. The series will be collected on 4-discs that runs 572 minutes, and includes English subtitles. The DVD version will cost $44.98 SRP, and is presented in anamorphic widescreen video with English 5.1 Surround Sound. The Blu-ray release will be priced at $49.98 SRP, with widescreen 1080p High Definition video and English DTS-HD Master Audio. Below is a list with all the details about Bonus Materials.
Twelve Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew
Three Exclusive Making-of Featurettes:
- Welcome to Haven
- Visual FX of Haven
- Mythology of Haven
Six Behind-the-Scenes Video Blogs:
- What is Haven to You?
- Let the Good Times Roll...
- Location, Location, Location
- Emily Rose Q&A
- Stephen King References in "Spiral"
- SCI FI Wire Interview with Emily Rose
Additional Cast Interviews:
- Emily Rose
- Lucas Bryant
- Eric Balfour
Season Two Sneak Peek: Inside the Writers' Room
Thanks to Marco Lammers
Here are some news about the upcoming season of Haven from IMDB.com. Looks like we'll be seeing Jason Priestly in four episodes.
Jason Priestley’s getting his paranormal on with a four-episode stint on Syfy’s Haven.
The 90210 actor-director will play Chris Weekly, a brilliant, principled but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing.
Hmm… Hung‘s disease? I’m just spitballing here. I have no idea what’s “ailing” him (and the show’s producers apparently want to keep it that way).
Not surprisingly, Priestly — whose arc falls during Haven‘s upcoming second season — has signed on to direct an episode of the supernatural drama as well.
Thoughts? What “illness” do you think his character is “suffering” from?
Sam Ernst wrote on twitter that they will start shooting season 2 of Haven three weeks from Friday. No premier date set yet though.Posted: December 9, 2010, 11:32:48Posted: November 11, 2010, 13:36:02
If you have followed Haven you can now check if you caught all the King references they mixed in the first season. Here SyFy has listed them all.
Thanks to Mike Cahill
Good news for all fans of Haven. Syfy has renewed it for a second season. The second season will have 13 episodes and start in the summer of 2011. Read more about it here.
Thanks to Al Mattice
Tomorrow the season finale of Haven airs and I have been catching up with some episodes. You can check out reviews of episode 6 (Fur), 7 (Sketchy) and 8 (Ain’t No Sunshine).
Reviews of the remaining episodes are on the way...
Here is an interview with Emily Rose from Haven.Posted: August 10, 2010, 01:02:37
The good folks Haven have agreed to send me the scripts of each episode so that I can include some commentaries about it in my review of the episode. You probably don’t think there are too many differences between that and the episode, right. Well, there are! I have added script comments to my first review and you can check it out here.
Here are the titles of the first 8 episodes of Haven:
Welcome to Haven
Ball And Chain
Ain't No sunshine
Here is my review with Sam Ernst, one of the creators of Haven.Posted: July 8, 2010, 23:19:40
Tomorrow Haven premiers on SyFy and here is my review of the first episode.Posted: July 2, 2010, 23:30:03
Here is SyFy's official Haven site.Posted: June 30, 2010, 23:49:35
US TV reports that King is supporting Haven.
Haven producer Shawn Piller has revealed that Stephen King is supporting the project.
The upcoming Syfy series is based on King's novella The Colorado Kid and Piller explained that the author has been heavily involved in the adaptation.
"Stephen King has been very supportive," he told TV Squad. "Because of our experience with The Dead Zone and how we treated that project, and because of him being a fan of Lost and those type of shows, I think he was excited about this little novella he wrote being turned into a series."
Piller added: "He's approved every step along the way. If you're offending a writer, you're doing something they wouldn't do. And if you're p*ssing off the writer, the fans aren't going to like it."
However, cast member Emily Rose explained that the show does not stick to the book completely.
"We're not taking The Colorado Kid 100% literally," she said. "We're using that world as a greenhouse for all these other stories to take place. King created the stage on which we perform."
Haven will premiere on July 9 at 10/9c on Syfy.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: June 29, 2010, 22:03:37
Got a chance to check out the pilot of Haven today and so far it looks good. Quite different from The Colorado Kid but that might change in episode #2...
Here is a clip with the cast of Haven talking about what haven is to them and about the show.Posted: June 28, 2010, 14:23:41
Here's descriptions of the first four episodes of Haven:
Episode 1.01 - Welcome to Haven
When FBI Agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven, Maine on a routine case, she finds her assignment has been killed in unexplainable fashion. When strange weather phenomena begin to strike the town – and Audrey – she begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems in Haven. As the weather events grow more destructive, Audrey discovers that someone in town might be more connected to the incidents than she could possibly imagine.
Episode 1.02 - Consumed
Audrey remains in Haven to follow up on a clue to her own orphan past – an old photo from the local newspaper, of the infamous “Colorado Kid” crime scene, reveals a woman who could be her mother. But Audrey stumbles upon another mysterious event in town, when food, fields, and even livestock around Haven all begin to die, and she joins with Nathan to investigate what the source of the epidemic could be – and what’s really happening in this extraordinary place.
Episode 1.03 - Butterfly
While Audrey tries to settle in as a Haven local and as a new police officer in town, she and Nathan investigate the seemingly random destruction of a local bar. When other strange events begin to occur – even targeting Audrey herself – they must race to figure what the connection could be, and what or who might be making them happen.
Episode 1.04 - Ball and Chain
Audrey and Nathan investigate an upheaval at the local psychiatric hospital – where something happened to make the patients normal for a time, but sent their doctor into madness. As they track down the escaped patients, Audrey and Nathan discover that whatever caused the temporary reversal has begun to spill across all of Haven – making normal townspeople go dangerously insane.
Here is a T-Shirt promoting Haven from Comic Con.Posted: June 23, 2010, 00:02:55
Here are some photos of SyFy's press kit for Haven.
And some more...
Here is a second trailer for Haven.
Haven now has an official facebook site and on it there is a new poster and some photos. Check it out.Posted: June 11, 2010, 07:57:01
Jim Dunn (who wrote the pilot) wrote the following about Haven on his Twitter this morning:
Got Stephen King's formal approval of the pilot today! He liked it!
In a month we'll know if we'll like it.Posted: June 5, 2010, 00:23:15
Another photo from the filming of Haven appeared on Eric Balfour's twitter page today.
Here is a new trailer for Haven.
Emily Rose posted this photo from where she was filming Haven yesterday.
Posted: May 27, 2010, 10:37:02
Jose Molina wrote the following on his Twitter yesterday...
I heard a rumor that #Haven would be premiering a new episode at SDCC on Friday.
So, those of you that attend. Keep you eyes open and please let me know how it was.
Thanks to j.guerineauPosted: May 21, 2010, 20:39:38
Talk Stephen King has found this new poster for the upcoming TV series Haven.Posted: May 20, 2010, 09:08:27
Sam Ernst (writer for Haven) wrote about the series on his Twitter page. He said King read the supernatural storyline and the mythology they added and emailed them: "sounds like a blast!".
He also commented on how well the series will follow the book like this: “We basically absorbed the whole book and then added a supernatural storyline and back story for the characters.”
Check Sam’s Twitter here
Here is a bigger version of the first promoposter (click on it) and also a second.
Thanks to @JmrenaudiePosted: May 19, 2010, 11:44:24
Haven premiers on SyFy July 9 at 9/10c. Here is also a promoposter.
Thanks to @JmrenaudiePosted: May 15, 2010, 19:58:23
A new teaser trailer from HAven has been released. Check it out here.Posted: May 2, 2010, 22:18:53
Syfy released a short promo for Haven today and even though it dosn't tell us much it looks very nice.
Thanks to Herbert WestPosted: April 27, 2010, 16:24:12
Looks like not everyone in Lunenburg enjoyed the filming of Haven and two other projects there last week. Personally I’d loved to be there.
Read more here.
If anyone has photos from the filming I'd be happy to post them here on Lilja's Library.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Bloody Discusting reported:
Adam Kane ("The Mentalist," "Heroes") will be directing the pilot for the Stephen King-created supernatural series "Haven" for the Syfy Channel. Production has started with Lunenburg, Nova Scotia standing in for the fictitious Maine town of Haven, where Emily Rose ("Damages") plays an FBI agent solving the murder of a local ex-con. The pilot's ensemble cast includes Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth. The project centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay -- while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.
Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez RiveiroPosted: April 22, 2010, 01:03:36
Emily Rose gives us a sneak peak into Syfy's Haven and it dosn't really sounds like The Colorado Kid...
Read about it here.
TV series based on Stephen King work headed for Lunenburg
LUNENBURG — The picturesque town of Lunenburg, N.S., is going to be the backdrop for a television series based on the work of horror-writer Stephen King.
Lunenburg will fill in for the fictitious Town of Haven, Maine where the inhabitants have no idea they are descendants of cursed ancestry.
Thirteen one-hour episodes are planned and the pilot for the series is pulling out all the stops for production in order to attract a large audience.
Filming will take place over three days beginning April 20.
The proposed cast includes Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Haven sold to Europe:
Germany's Tele München Group has acquired continental European TV rights to Haven, E1 Entertainment's upcoming drama series based on a novella by Stephen King.
The 13x60' mystery drama, based on King's The Colorado Kid, is due to debut in the US on Syfy channel and on CanWest in Canada, while Universal Networks International has acquired global pay-TV rights beyond these territories, with the exception of Scandinavia.
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: April 4, 2010, 22:53:20
Bev Vincent reported that Haven will premier Friday, July 9.Posted: April 1, 2010, 13:36:11
Here are some new info about Haven:
Stephen King's novella "The Colorado Kid" is coming to Syfy as Haven, and its leading lady, Emily Rose, recently spilled some beans about the show, which will premiere in July.
"It's definitely based on the characters of 'The Colorado Kid,' but I would say it's about a girl named Audrey [Parker], who's an orphan and becomes an FBI agent," Rose (Jericho, John From Cincinnati) said last week in an exclusive interview at Syfy's upfront session for advertisers in New York. "She ends up getting sent on this case up in Maine. When she goes up there, she kind of starts having these things happen to her, and she sort of starts feeling like she's been called home. Paranormal things happen, and some exciting things happen for her, and it's not only her unraveling this murder case, but kind of unraveling the case of herself, honestly. It's pretty fascinating."
More specifically, Haven is a small town in Maine that is literally a haven for cursed people, many with supernatural powers, and when the curses start kicking in again, it's up to Parker to help put a halt to them. In addition to Rose, the cast includes Lucas Bryant (Odyssey 5, Queer as Folk) as Parker's wry partner, Wuornos, and Eric Balfour (24) as Duke Crocker, a mysterious local.
"She's a strong-willed girl," Rose said of Parker. "In order to identify with her, I have to think, 'What's it like to really not have a family, to not have a place to go home to for Christmas or not have anyone you belong to?' And she ends up finding belonging within the FBI, and that's kind of fascinating to me. That drives her, the mystery of self, the mystery of belonging somewhere."
The show, which has a 13-episode commitment from Syfy, will be executive-produced by the Dead Zone team of Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller, while their Dead Zone partner Scott Shepherd—who also worked on Tru Calling—will serve as show runner. Production on Haven is set to begin soon in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the series should premiere on Syfy this summer.
Haven will represent Rose's first major credit, with her name at the top of the call sheet. It's a challenge she welcomes. "It's a big responsibility," she said. "The great part of that responsibility is that you really get to set the tone for the show. You get to set an excitement to be there at work, to look around you and really rally everyone. It's a huge responsibility, but one I am so excited to take on."
Thanks to Al Mattice.Posted: March 26, 2010, 22:40:16
SYFY'S HAVEN WELCOMES LUCAS BRYANT AND ERIC BALFOUR
New York, NY - March 25, 2010 - Lucas Bryant (Queer as Folk, Dollhouse) and Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under) have been cast in Syfy's new drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King.
Bryant and Balfour join Emily Rose on the series, which is slated to air on Syfy this summer. Haven follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case...only to discover that this curious enclave has served as a longtime refuge for people who are afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.
Bryant will play Nathan Wuornos, the wry local cop who soon becomes Audrey's partner. Bristling under the thumb of his father, the Chief of Police, Nathan has a quiet, controlled demeanor that often clashes with Audrey's feisty one: a dichotomy that also makes them perfect complements. As events in the town begin to unfold at a surprising pace, Nathan's usual controlled sense of calm is put to the test.
Also among the citizens of this eccentric town is Duke Crocker (Balfour), a charming yet mysterious jack-of-all-trades. Though Duke outwardly appears to be a free spirit who lives an unobtrusive life on his boat, it becomes apparent that his mellow demeanor may conceal a much darker agenda.
Production on Haven is expected to commence in Spring 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Haven, from E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan and Shepherd, will be the first property to be produced for Syfy Channel in the US and NBCU Pay channels around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). The series has been co-commissioned by Syfy with Canwest Broadcasting (Canada). International distribution is handled by E1.
The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss (Hung, Copper) Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches) as well as his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek). The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Thanks to Al Mattice
Here is the latest news about Haven:
SyFy announced it has cast Emily Rose ("John From Cincinnati") as the lead in its upcoming series "Haven," which the network said will premiere later this year.
Based on the Stephen King novella "The Colorado Kid," "Haven" will begin production in the spring in Canada.
Rose will play FBI agent Audrey Parker, who investigates a murder in the small town of Haven, Maine, and finds herself caught up in a web of supernatural activity among its citizens.
Rose has had several key recurring roles since appearing as Cass on "John From Cincinnati." She played Lena Branigan on "Brothers and Sisters," Trish Merrick on "Jericho" and Tracy Martin on "ER." She was also the lead in the USA pilot "Operating Instructions."
E1 Entertainment is producing "Haven," which is co-financed by Universal Netwowrks Intl. and is the first series to be produced for SyFy's international outlets (except in Scandinavia and, ironically, Canada). E1 is handling international distribution.
Scott Shepard ("The Dead Zone") is the series' showrunner, with Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller and E1's John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern exec producing. Pilot scribes Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn also are exec producers.
Thanks to Bev Vincent.Posted: December 1, 2009, 07:56:46
SciFi wire reports taht Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of Haven, a new series based on a Stephen King novella, about a town for cursed people in exile. The show is based on King's The Colorado Kid.
Haven centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep supernatural forces at bay—while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.
Scott Shepherd is the show runner and serves as executive producer along with Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller. All were producers of USA's much-loved and much-missed The Dead Zone, which ran for six seasons and went off the air in 2008.
Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn are writing the pilot and will also serve as executive producers.
The show will air sometime next year.
Below is the full announcement:
SYFY FINDS "HAVEN"
Syfy Orders Drama Series Based On Novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King
E1 Entertainment to produce and distribute worldwide
First Series to Partner Globally With All Syfy International Pay Channels
New York, New York - November 30, 2009 - Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella "The Colorado Kid," from renowned author Stephen King. Haven from E1 Entertainment will be the first property to be produced for Syfy Pay channels around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). The announcement was made today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Content for Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content for Universal Cable productions, and E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss, CEO of E1's Television Group. Production is expected to begin in early 2010, for an anticipated air in 2010. International distribution is handled by E1 Entertainment.
"Haven is the quintessential Stephen King town, full of complex, yet identifiable, characters and compelling supernatural situations. Sam and Jim wrote a great pilot, and we can't wait to see Scott, Lloyd, and Shawn join them in bringing this town to life as a series. We also couldn't be more excited to partner with our international Syfy channels and be in business with E1 who will definitely deliver the high-quality production value we expect," Stern said in making the announcement.
"E1 has successfully orchestrated the first Syfy global partnership with Syfy in the U.S. and their international pay channels and we couldn't be more pleased," added John Morayniss. "What a combination: the Syfy brand, the pedigree of Stephen King and the global presence and reach of E1. With those ingredients, I predict a worldwide ratings hit for Haven. Syfy audiences and television viewers around the world will be enthralled with this exciting new series."
Syfy President Dave Howe commented, ""This is the first series to capitalize on the global power of the Syfy brand.Â This and more series like this in the future will be a potential game changer for Syfy's business, enabling us to commission and produce more and more high production value original content that can live on Syfy's growing network of channels around the globe."
Roma Khanna, President Universal Networks International added, "Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid by Stephen King, is the first major content partnership driven by our global Syfy business and is the first step in our plan to invest in more top quality content for Syfy Universal and our newly revitalized global channel portfolio.Â This world class project illustrates our commitment to deliver more high profile, first-run content which provides compelling entertainment for our viewers around the world."
Deep in the heart of Maine, Haven is a town where people with supernatural abilities have migrated for generations because it mutes their powers, allowing them to lead normal lives. At least, until recently. When hot-shot FBI agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con, she catches the killer but uncovers a much deeper mystery about this town. Each week, as the town-peoples' dormant powers begin to express themselves, Audrey will try to keep these supernatural forces at bay while unraveling the many mysteries of Haven - including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place.
The impressive creative team behind Haven includes Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) serving as showrunner and is joined by his partners Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek) and E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss (Hung, The Bridge) and Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper). The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series. Adam Fratto will serve as co-executive producer.
Thanks to Al Mattice
Here is an interview with Lloyd Segan in which he talks about the upcoming TV series Haven based on King's The Colorado Kid.
Thanks to Ed.
Yesterday quite a few articles on the net indicated that King was personally involved with the production of Haven but now it's clear that he is NOT. This was posted on the official message board:
Steve hadn't mentioned this project to me so it came out of the blue when I saw the Google alert. I emailed Steve to find out what the deal was and this is his response which he gave me permission to post:
"I'm not personally involved, and the concept is much more X-Files than it is The Colorado Kid. I okayed the pilot script, which is good (or was, as of the last draft), but there's no possessory credit, as in "Stephen King's The Colorado Kid," and that should tell you something. Basically, they're doing their own thing, and given the less than lyrical reader and critical reaction to the story as published in Hardcase Crime, that's okay with me."
More about Haven from The Blobe and Mail:
Stephen King has penned some of the literary world's most memorable horror novels, from Carrie to The Shining. But what in the name of Cujo could possibly send shivers up the author's spine?
The answer has finally come: U.S. television studios.
In a deal that will be announced today in Cannes, France, Mr. King has partnered with Canadian television producer E1 Entertainment Inc. to make his latest creation, a television series titled Haven, based on his best-selling novella The Colorado Kid.
It is a deal that shatters the conventions of big-budget television productions. Rather than take his concept directly to a Hollywood studio, the author has specifically gone outside of the U.S. in order to retain more creative control over how the series is made.
When complete, Haven will be offered up to networks to buy, but the author is strategically looking to avoid the studio formula of producing a pilot episode, then hoping it generates enough interest to be picked up for a whole season. Instead, Toronto-based E1 will make an entire season - 13 one-hour episodes - before it is shopped to broadcasters in several countries, including the U.S.
"He had his reasons. He might have been disillusioned a little with the development process in the U.S.," Peter Emerson, president of E1's television division, said of Mr. King's decision to partner with the Canadian company.
"He wants to be able to do it without putting it through a studio that's going to pay 100 per cent of it and consequently have that control. ... That created a unique problem for us, because that's not normally how the business works. Normally you get the U.S. studios involved first and then sell internationally."
Mr. King is not commenting on the deal. However, the author is said to have been upset with the treatment of some of his work on television and in films, and also wants to retain a greater share of the proceeds from Haven than he would if the rights were bought by a studio.
The concept of making a complete season is outside the norm for the big TV studios, which want to limit their financial risk if a show stumbles in its first few episodes. However, the full-season model has been increasingly used by premium cable networks, such as HBO and Showtime, and other cable outlets to develop more complete storylines.
Mr. King, who has sold more than 300 million horror novels in his career, began talking to E1 last year when he decided to adapt The Colorado Kid to television. The story is based on the cursed residents of a small town in Maine. E1 was initially approached by Mr. King's agent, Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency, based on its past work making shows for U.S. and Canadian networks.
The company has helped make Hung for HBO, The Bridge for CBS and CTV, and Copper for ABC and Global Television. To secure the financing needed to make a TV series that is network quality, E1 needed a partner to help it foot the bill of more than $2-million (U.S.) an episode for Haven.
For that, E1 turned to the international arm of NBC's production studio, Universal Networks International. In exchange for putting up some of the production budget, Universal will get the rights to show Haven on pay-television channels outside North America and Scandinavia. E1 is free to sell the show in North America, noting that it will likely end up on science fiction channels on cable. Though Universal is connected to NBC in the U.S., the network has no claim over Mr. King's series.
The U.S. studio model has been in flux since the Hollywood writer's strike two years ago forced the major networks to look beyond heir own operations for new shows. Roma Khanna, president of Universal's international operations, said the deal is a nod to the increasing quality of Canadian productions and a sign of the shift in the U.S. market.
"It says a lot of the production world that we're in now, to think outside the traditional U.S. studio system," said Ms. Khanna, a former executive with CHUM Ltd. in Toronto who moved to Universal's London office three years ago.
Thanks to Bev VincentPosted: October 6, 2009, 16:44:22
It looks good for Haven. This was reported by Variety today:
Universal Networks finds 'Haven'
Global dvision to co-finance Stephen King drama
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDERMore
Universal Networks Intl., the newly rebranded global channels unit of NBC Universal, has signed on to co-finance the Stephen King drama "Haven."
In the case of "Haven," E1 Entertainment is behind the show -- based on the King novella "The Colorado Kid" -- and will produce 13 episodes (Daily Variety, Sept. 28). Universal has acquired exclusive pay TV rights across the globe except for the U.S., Canada and Scandinavia, where distribution is still being sought.
Deal reps E1's first major pact with Universal Networks Intl.
Thanks to MarcusPosted: September 29, 2009, 13:53:55
According to Variety, E1 Entertainment has committed to 13 hour-long episodes adapting Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid into a television series called Haven.
Scott Shepherd will serve as showrunner and exec produce with Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller, all three of whom were exec producers on USA Network's version of The Dead Zone.
Two more Dead Zone alumni, Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, are writing the pilot and will also serve as exec producers.
The report describes the project as, “centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay — while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.”
E1 is in advanced talks with several European broadcast partners to sign on and help finance the show. After securing an international partner, the company will turn its attention to finding U.S. and Canadian broadcasters.
Thanks to Bev Vincent
Here are more info about the possible TV series based on The Colorado Kid:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GUY
by Lynette Rice
While the strike could throw a wrench into all current development, ABC has a provocative new drama in the works that's loosely based on Stephen King's 2005 mystery novel The Colorado Kid. The author and EW columnist describes the script, from The Dead Zone's Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, as "closer to The X-Files than Supernatural." King will have a small stake in the show (currently dubbed Sanctuary) should it go to series, "but it's not something that keeps me up nights, the way Kingdom Hospital did."
Thanks to willowlovePosted: November 27, 2007, 23:15:20
There seams to be info in the last issue of Entertainment Weekly (with J.K. Rowling on the cover as Entertainer of the Year) about a possible TV series loosely based on The Colorado Kid in the future. Hopefully more info will come soon.
Thanks to Mark Allan Reynolds