Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Based on Stephen King's novel The Colorado Kid, Haven is an upcoming thriller from SyFy that revolves around a spooky town in Maine that turns out to be the place of exile for "cursed folk" because it mysteriously mutes their powers and allows them to live normal lives. When the curses start returning triggered by the murder of a local ex-con, an FBI agent is brought in to the picture to keep the supernatural forces at bay.

Jericho alum Emily Rose was picked to play shrewd and confident FBI agent Audrey Parker, who arrives in the small town where people have unusual abilities. Not so surprisingly, her own past is mysteriously entangled with that of the town.

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SyFy has picked up 13 episodes of Haven, described as set in a "quintessential Stephen King town" - full of complex characters and compelling supernatural situations.

Adam Kane, who has helmed episodes of Heroes and The Mentalist, is directing the pilot. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and Audrey's future love interest, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

"This is the first series to capitalize on the global power of the Syfy brand. 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," says Syfy President Dave Howe.

Haven premieres July 9, 10pm on SyFy.

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