Showcaseâ€™s original production Haven returns for its fourth season tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT with a premiere packed with action, revelations, and new Troubles. Season four picks up six months after the devastating events of the season finale in which the town was pummelled by a violent meteor storm.
TV, eh?â€™s Martha Marcin, along with several other bloggers, interviewed new cast member Colin Ferguson, who portrays William, a handsome and mysterious stranger whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey Parker (Emily Rose).
Stephanie (geekchicelite.com): Just wondering what your first impressions you had of William and how is your perceptions â€“ your first perceptions of him since changed?
Colin Ferguson: I guess when it all started was I was in Los Angeles and Iâ€™ve been friends with Shawn Piller for many, many years. And for years heâ€™d say, weâ€™d love to have you on the showâ€¦great, Iâ€™d love to be on the show, but youâ€™re never sure if that continues. So this year he said, â€œWe have a real character for a season on Haven, are you interested? And I said, yes, whatâ€™s the character about? And he said, I canâ€™t tell you, youâ€™ve got to come to the writers room. So, I go to the writers room and my first impression of William was that he was going to be fun to play.
They said, â€œWhat weâ€™re going to try to do is write him so you donâ€™t know if heâ€™s good or bad. And for every time that you think you know heâ€™s good, youâ€™re going to go, wow! Or is he really bad? And I have to say theyâ€™ve succeeded brilliantly.
Stephanie Mernagh: So William is described as a very enigmatic stranger as it were, throughout the season are we going to see his past unravel?
Colin Ferguson: Yes, absolutely. Weâ€™re going to learn everything about William, yet at the end it doesnâ€™t completely tie-up, thereâ€™s still questions, thereâ€™s still things you want to know. This is a big season of Haven this year. I think itâ€™s the best one.
Martha Marcin (TV, eh?): We got a BIG question for you. Thereâ€™s a few love interest floating around Haven, particularly around Audrey, soooooooo what about William? Are you going to get in on that action?
Colin Ferguson: Hopefully! Yes, I would say that there is affection for William at some point by some of the characters. Maybe all the characters secretly they harbour a few affections for William, I canâ€™t speak for them. But thereâ€™s definitely something that happens with William and – I wish I could tell you more, right? But I would start spoiling things if I did, so I canâ€™t.
Martha Marcin: Too bad.
Andrew Powell (the GATE): Hi, there. Iâ€™m really curious what it was like working with a cast because, you know, itâ€™s a bit of an established cast that youâ€™re coming into and Iâ€™m wondering how that works with them.
Colin Ferguson: It was great, short answer. Longer answer, Iâ€™ve known Emily (Rose) for years because of all the sci-fi stuff weâ€™ve done. Iâ€™ve done a movie with Lucas (Bryant) in the past. I knew Shawn (Piller) obviously from years before. Iâ€™ve known Eric for years. I didnâ€™t know Adam (Copeland), but what a phenomenal guy. He toes the line amazingly, he plays his role great and he knows exactly what heâ€™s doing.
So you show up in this town, and even though youâ€™re friends with everybody youâ€™re never really sure how itâ€™s going to go. You know, peopleâ€™s bugaboos come out when they work.
So I show up on set and they were so welcoming. Thereâ€™s not a ton to do in Chester so at night you end up having dinner with each other, and you end up playing cards in someoneâ€™s house. So itâ€™s a real family sort of feel.
Natasha Dunkley: Is there anything else that you want to add in general about Season 4, what Canadians can look forward to you being a Canadian filming in Canada…
Colin Ferguson: Just little stuff Iâ€™d love to say. The crew in Halifax was phenomenal. Itâ€™s a Canadian show, itâ€™s really nice to see the Maritimes portrayed and itâ€™s a beautiful part of the world. From an entertainment perspective, this is the best season that theyâ€™ve done and weâ€™re really proud of it and it gets bigger and bigger as the season goes along so I hope people tune in, I hope they enjoy it.