SyFy has given the green light for a new series “Haven.” The project is based on the best-selling novel “The Colorado Kid” by prolific writer Stephen King.
The series has been picked up for 13 episodes SyFy vice president Mark Stern announced today. E1 Entertainment’s John Morayniss, CEO of E1’s Television Group was also present at the
Haven will be produced by E1 Entertainment for Syfy outlets around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). Production is expected to begin in early 2010, for an anticipated sometime next year.
The creative team behind Haven includes Scott Shepherd (“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”) and Noreen Halpern (“Hung”). The pilot is written by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (who worked on “Shrek the Third” and “The Dead Zone”) who will also serve as executive producers on the series. Adam Fratto will serve as co-executive producer.
“’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.
The series will take place in the heart of Maine in a town called Haven 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.