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In the news: Nova Scotia fills in for Maine in Haven

From Vernon Oickle of South Shore Now:

  • South Shore becomes ‘stand-in’ for Maine town
    “”Haven” is a new, one-hour original television drama currently being filmed along the South Shore as places like Lunenburg, Chester, Hubbards and Northwest stand in for the fictional town. It is precisely this region’s close visual resemblance to Maine that ultimately attracted producers to these shores, but the decision to film here was made for many other reasons according to one of the driving forces behind the 13-episode series.” Read more.

Haven premieres July 12 on Showcase

From a media release:


  • All-New Canadian drama series premieres July 12, 2010 at 10pm ET/PT on Showcase

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 – 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.

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 Vinci’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 town’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.


Haven premieres on Showcase Diva in Fall 2010

HavenFrom a media release:

Haven (Network Premiere) FALL 2010

Based on a novella by Stephen King, Haven centres on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose, “ER”) discovers the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven – including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place.


Haven starts production in Halifax

From a media release:


  • New drama series slated for an exclusive Canadian premiere July 12, 2010 at 10pm et/pt on Showcase

Showcase’s all-new drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, commenced production on April 20 just outside of Halifax in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Haven stars Emily Rose (Damages) as Audrey Parker, the shrewd and confident FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.

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