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Stephen King’s Haven Heads to Syfy and Finds Director

Stephen_King_Colorado_KidAdam Kane has been signed to direct the pilot episode of the Syfy Channel’s  new supernatural series summer series, Haven, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kane is no stranger to genre television, with credits that include episodes of The Mentalist and Heroes.

Kane’s hiring isn’t the only news about the series. At the NBC/Universal’s Summer Press Day, Mark Stern, Executive VP of Original Content appeared on a panel with series star Emily Rose (ER) to discuss the new series.  The series is very loosely based on Stephen King’s novella, The Colordao Kid.  The creative team behind another King adapted series, The Dead Zone is working on the project and has basically spun off some of the characters from the original story for the new series. Stern insists that they are not just slapping King’s name onto the project. “The story of The Colorado Kid is a theme throughout [Haven],” said Stern. “Its back story is the kick off point.”

The series revolves around FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) who arrives in the small Maine town of Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con. There is more to the townsfolk than meets the eye, and she discovers that the town is filled with people who have supernatural abilities. Each week, Parker will solve another mystery, with her own back story developing over the season.

The ensemble cast includes Lucas Bryant who plays a local deputy, and Eric Balfour (24 & Six Feet Under), whose character is only described as “a rogue pirate of a man”. Production has started in the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, which is standing in for the fictional town of Haven, Maine.

The series Haven, premieres on the Syfy Channel July 9 at 10 p.m.

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