All-New Canadian Drama Series HAVEN Premieres on Showcase in July
This summer Showcase sizzles with supernatural drama, Haven. Beneath the surface of small-town Haven, Maine lies hidden dark secrets and FBI agent Audrey Parker will stop at nothing to uncover them all â€“ including her own. In the 13-episode series, viewers are taken on a supernatural journey where every sign is a clue and there are no coincidences. Haven premieres Monday, July 12 at 10pm ET/PT.
Haven, starring Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters) and Lucas Bryant (MVP, Queer as Folk), is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King. The series follows the shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose) with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven on a routine case. The town turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are affected by a range of supernatural afflictions. Audrey chooses to stay in Haven and explore its many secrets, not only to unravel the mysteries surrounding the troubled locals, but to dig deeper into the unsettling truths about her own history and unique ties to this extraordinary place. Audrey quickly learns that life is different in Haven as the town reveals itself as a supernatural abyss.
â€śThe breathtaking scenery of Halifax, Nova Scotia is the perfect location to capture the essence of the fictional small town of Havenâ€ť said Christine Shipton, SVP, Dramatic and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. â€śWe are proud to join this international partnership and have strong Canadian producers bringing Haven exclusively to Showcase in Canada.â€ť
As she resolves the problems of others, Audrey finds allies in Haven to help her along the way. There’s Nathan Wuornos (Bryant), a wry local detective who becomes Audrey’s partner on the police force – and who is himself one of the people suffering a supernatural affliction. Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour, 24, Six Feet Under) is Nathan’s nemesis, a rogue who makes a living doing secretive work on both sides of the law. Lurking in the background are more town locals who will try to impede on Audrey’s journey, like Vince and Dave Teagues, the brothers who own the town newspaper and Police Chief Wuornos (Nicholas Campbell, Da Vinciâ€™s Inquest, Cinderella Man), Nathan’s father who – like many in Haven – is skilled at keeping the town’s secrets. Throughout Audrey’s quest to understand herself and the great mysteries of Haven, she discovers that she herself may be the key to unlock the townâ€™s past.
Haven is developed and produced by E1 Entertainment in association with Piller, Segan Shepherd. The series has been co-commissioned by Canwest and Syfy Channel with Showcase serving as the Canadian broadcaster and Syfy as the U.S. broadcaster. Haven is the first continuing series co-production between Showcase and Syfy. International distribution is handled by E1. Canadian director, Adam Kane (The Mentalist, Heroes, Pushing Daisies) will direct the pilot. Other directors on the project include Canadians Rachel Talalay (The Dead Zone, Greek), Tim Southam (Bones, Flashpoint) and T.W. Peacocke (Heartland, Rent-a-Goalie) amongst others.