Eric Balfour on Haven

Posted: May 20, 2011, 11:18
Here are some info about season 2 of Haven:

Eric Balfour—who plays Duke Crocker on the Syfy series inspired by Stephen King’s THE COLORADO KID—recently spoke a little about HAVEN’s sophomore year.

Balfour talked with Collider about HAVEN, whose second season starts airing on Syfy July 15. “One of the most fun things that people are going to get to see in season two with Duke is the emergence of a love interest, in several different amalgamations,” Balfour reveals “I’m excited about that, and getting to see Duke not quite as confident as always. There’s a character who comes in this season that really pushes Duke’s buttons, and that’s not something you got to see a lot of last year.

“Mostly, what we’re excited about is just improving on what we did last year. We learned a lot from season one. It’s always a balance between what the network and the studio requires, and what we want to do creatively, and everyone has very valid points for what they need, but every season that you do something, you learn a little more about it. Although each season is unique and there’s always a different dynamic to the crew, the writing room and the actors, you still learn a lot from what you’ve already done. You learn what works and what doesn’t, and you can carry that into the next season.

“That’s the thing I’m hopeful for, for this season, but you never know. I’m only an actor on this show, so there’s only so much influence I can have. I try to offer my advice or insight, if they’re open to it, but at the end of the day, you can only say so much. I’m just hopeful that the second season improves on what we did in the first season, but you never really know until it’s all said and done, and on the screen. I really do love the character. I love the way that the writers write him, and the freedom that they give me to bring myself to the character. He’s a ton of fun to play.”

Thanks to Bev Vincent

WWE superstar Edge goes to Haven

Posted: May 6, 2011, 12:36
Syfy and Entertainment One (eOne) announced that WWE Superstar Edge will join the cast of Haven in the guest-starring role of "Dwight Hendrickson." A shrewd, longtime Haven resident, Dwight served as a confidant to Nathan's (Lucas Bryant) late father and assisted the former sheriff in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps. Now as acting Sheriff of Haven, Nathan finds himself reaching out to Dwight just as his father did before him.

Teaser for Haven

Posted: April 26, 2011, 12:02
Here is a teaser for season 2 of Haven.

Season 2 of Haven in 3 months

Posted: April 17, 2011, 23:53
Season 2 of Havem will premier on July 15 on SyFy.


Friday, July 15 @ 10pm (ET/PT) -- Last season, when FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) arrived in the town of Haven, Maine on a routine case, her knack for unraveling mysteries proved an asset when she discovered that the seemingly sleepy town was, in fact, a longtime refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Now, in Season Two, Audrey must not only stay on top of Haven's many afflictions -which continue to be revealed in every episode - but also solve her most challenging case yet: the secret of her own lost past and its ties to Haven.

With the help of Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own trouble, and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven's troubles, Audrey digs deeper into uncovering her identity. Guest stars Jason Priestley (who will also direct an episode) and Vinessa Antoine join the cast for season two, which is currently in production on 13 episodes in Nova Scotia.

Photos from Haven

Posted: April 12, 2011, 10:32
Here is a photo from the shooting of season 2 of Haven. These where posted by Emily Rose on her Twitter account.

New character in Haven

Posted: March 31, 2011, 09:05
Syfy has announced that TV actress Vinessa Antoine has signed on for the recurring role of Evidence “Evi” Ryan in the second season of HAVEN.

Antoine’s character is a former con artist and lover of Duke’s (SKYLINE’s Eric Balfour). As previously announced, Jason Priestley will also join HAVEN this season to direct one episode and guest star in a four-episode story arc. Antoine and Priestley will join Emily Rose, who plays Audrey Parker, a former FBI agent with a knack for investigating the supernatural; Lucas Bryant, who plays Nathan Wuornos, a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction; and Balfour, who plays Duke Crocker, a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Haven on DVD and blu-ray

Posted: March 31, 2011, 08:56
The first season of Haven will be out on DVD and blu-ray June 14th. The series will be collected on 4-discs that runs 572 minutes, and includes English subtitles. The DVD version will cost $44.98 SRP, and is presented in anamorphic widescreen video with English 5.1 Surround Sound. The Blu-ray release will be priced at $49.98 SRP, with widescreen 1080p High Definition video and English DTS-HD Master Audio. Below is a list with all the details about Bonus Materials.


Twelve Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew

Three Exclusive Making-of Featurettes:
- Welcome to Haven
- Visual FX of Haven
- Mythology of Haven

Six Behind-the-Scenes Video Blogs:
- What is Haven to You?
- Let the Good Times Roll...
- Location, Location, Location
- Emily Rose Q&A
- Stephen King References in "Spiral"
- SCI FI Wire Interview with Emily Rose

Additional Cast Interviews:
- Emily Rose
- Lucas Bryant
- Eric Balfour

Season Two Sneak Peek: Inside the Writers' Room

Thanks to Marco Lammers

Jason Priestly goes to Haven

Posted: March 11, 2011, 08:38
Here are some news about the upcoming season of Haven from Looks like we'll be seeing Jason Priestly in four episodes.

Jason Priestley’s getting his paranormal on with a four-episode stint on Syfy’s Haven.

The 90210 actor-director will play Chris Weekly, a brilliant, principled but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing.
Hmm… Hung‘s disease? I’m just spitballing here. I have no idea what’s “ailing” him (and the show’s producers apparently want to keep it that way).

Not surprisingly, Priestly — whose arc falls during Haven‘s upcoming second season — has signed on to direct an episode of the supernatural drama as well.

Thoughts? What “illness” do you think his character is “suffering” from?

Season 2 of Haven soon to start shooting

Posted: March 8, 2011, 08:56
Sam Ernst wrote on twitter that they will start shooting season 2 of Haven three weeks from Friday. No premier date set yet though.

Did you get all the King references?

Posted: November 11, 2010, 13:36
If you have followed Haven you can now check if you caught all the King references they mixed in the first season. Here SyFy has listed them all.

Thanks to Mike Cahill

Haven renewed for a second season

Posted: October 7, 2010, 23:07
Good news for all fans of Haven. Syfy has renewed it for a second season. The second season will have 13 episodes and start in the summer of 2011. Read more about it here.

Thanks to Al Mattice

Reviews of Haven

Posted: September 24, 2010, 00:58
Tomorrow the season finale of Haven airs and I have been catching up with some episodes. You can check out reviews of episode 6 (Fur), 7 (Sketchy) and 8 (Ain’t No Sunshine).

Reviews of the remaining episodes are on the way...

Two more reviews of Haven

Posted: August 10, 2010, 01:02
Here are my reviews for episode four and five of Haven and as usual don't forget to check out my script comments.

Two reviews of Haven

Posted: August 7, 2010, 22:42
Here are my reviews for episode two and three. Reviews for episode four and five will be online soon. Oh and don't forget to check out my script comments.

Some thoughts on the Haven scrips...

Posted: July 26, 2010, 22:38
The good folks Haven have agreed to send me the scripts of each episode so that I can include some commentaries about it in my review of the episode. You probably don’t think there are too many differences between that and the episode, right. Well, there are! I have added script comments to my first review and you can check it out here.

King supports Haven

Posted: June 30, 2010, 23:49
US TV reports that King is supporting Haven.

Haven producer Shawn Piller has revealed that Stephen King is supporting the project.

The upcoming Syfy series is based on King's novella The Colorado Kid and Piller explained that the author has been heavily involved in the adaptation.

"Stephen King has been very supportive," he told TV Squad. "Because of our experience with The Dead Zone and how we treated that project, and because of him being a fan of Lost and those type of shows, I think he was excited about this little novella he wrote being turned into a series."

Piller added: "He's approved every step along the way. If you're offending a writer, you're doing something they wouldn't do. And if you're p*ssing off the writer, the fans aren't going to like it."

However, cast member Emily Rose explained that the show does not stick to the book completely.

"We're not taking The Colorado Kid 100% literally," she said. "We're using that world as a greenhouse for all these other stories to take place. King created the stage on which we perform."

Haven will premiere on July 9 at 10/9c on Syfy.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

I just checked out the pilot of Haven

Posted: June 29, 2010, 22:03
Got a chance to check out the pilot of Haven today and so far it looks good. Quite different from The Colorado Kid but that might change in episode #2...

The cast of Haven speaks

Posted: June 29, 2010, 07:28
Here is a clip with the cast of Haven talking about what haven is to them and about the show.

Descriptions of Haven episode

Posted: June 28, 2010, 14:23
Here's descriptions of the first four episodes of Haven:

Episode 1.01 - Welcome to Haven
When FBI Agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven, Maine on a routine case, she finds her assignment has been killed in unexplainable fashion. When strange weather phenomena begin to strike the town – and Audrey – she begins to suspect that not everything is as it seems in Haven. As the weather events grow more destructive, Audrey discovers that someone in town might be more connected to the incidents than she could possibly imagine.

Episode 1.02 - Consumed
Audrey remains in Haven to follow up on a clue to her own orphan past – an old photo from the local newspaper, of the infamous “Colorado Kid” crime scene, reveals a woman who could be her mother. But Audrey stumbles upon another mysterious event in town, when food, fields, and even livestock around Haven all begin to die, and she joins with Nathan to investigate what the source of the epidemic could be – and what’s really happening in this extraordinary place.

Episode 1.03 - Butterfly
While Audrey tries to settle in as a Haven local and as a new police officer in town, she and Nathan investigate the seemingly random destruction of a local bar. When other strange events begin to occur – even targeting Audrey herself – they must race to figure what the connection could be, and what or who might be making them happen.

Episode 1.04 - Ball and Chain
Audrey and Nathan investigate an upheaval at the local psychiatric hospital – where something happened to make the patients normal for a time, but sent their doctor into madness. As they track down the escaped patients, Audrey and Nathan discover that whatever caused the temporary reversal has begun to spill across all of Haven – making normal townspeople go dangerously insane.

Haven pilot approved

Posted: June 11, 2010, 07:57
Jim Dunn (who wrote the pilot) wrote the following about Haven on his Twitter this morning:

Got Stephen King's formal approval of the pilot today! He liked it!

In a month we'll know if we'll like it.

A new photo from Haven

Posted: June 5, 2010, 00:23
Another photo from the filming of Haven appeared on Eric Balfour's twitter page today.

Haven location

Posted: May 28, 2010, 00:28
Emily Rose posted this photo from where she was filming Haven yesterday.

Haven to premier on SDCC?

Posted: May 27, 2010, 10:37
Jose Molina wrote the following on his Twitter yesterday...

I heard a rumor that #Haven would be premiering a new episode at SDCC on Friday.

So, those of you that attend. Keep you eyes open and please let me know how it was.

Thanks to j.guerineau

Haven: Book vs TV series

Posted: May 20, 2010, 09:08
Sam Ernst (writer for Haven) wrote about the series on his Twitter page. He said King read the supernatural storyline and the mythology they added and emailed them: "sounds like a blast!".

He also commented on how well the series will follow the book like this: “We basically absorbed the whole book and then added a supernatural storyline and back story for the characters.”

Check Sam’s Twitter here

More Haven promo

Posted: May 19, 2010, 14:10
Here is a bigger version of the first promoposter (click on it) and also a second.

Click for a larger image

Thanks to @Jmrenaudie

Haven premiers July 9

Posted: May 19, 2010, 11:44

Haven premiers on SyFy July 9 at 9/10c. Here is also a promoposter.

Thanks to @Jmrenaudie

Haven promo

Posted: May 2, 2010, 22:18
Syfy released a short promo for Haven today and even though it dosn't tell us much it looks very nice.

Thanks to Herbert West

Haven shooting in Lunenburg

Posted: April 27, 2010, 16:24
Looks like not everyone in Lunenburg enjoyed the filming of Haven and two other projects there last week. Personally I’d loved to be there.

Read more here.

If anyone has photos from the filming I'd be happy to post them here on Lilja's Library.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Adam Kane to direct Haven

Posted: April 26, 2010, 21:49
Bloody Discusting reported:

Adam Kane ("The Mentalist," "Heroes") will be directing the pilot for the Stephen King-created supernatural series "Haven" for the Syfy Channel. Production has started with Lunenburg, Nova Scotia standing in for the fictitious Maine town of Haven, where Emily Rose ("Damages") plays an FBI agent solving the murder of a local ex-con. The pilot's ensemble cast includes Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth. The project centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay -- while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.

Thanks to Sonia Rodríguez Riveiro

A Sneak Peak Into Syfy's Haven

Posted: April 22, 2010, 01:03
Emily Rose gives us a sneak peak into Syfy's Haven and it dosn't really sounds like The Colorado Kid...

Read about it here.

Haven starts shooting on April 20

Posted: April 15, 2010, 13:23
TV series based on Stephen King work headed for Lunenburg

LUNENBURG — The picturesque town of Lunenburg, N.S., is going to be the backdrop for a television series based on the work of horror-writer Stephen King.

Lunenburg will fill in for the fictitious Town of Haven, Maine where the inhabitants have no idea they are descendants of cursed ancestry.

Thirteen one-hour episodes are planned and the pilot for the series is pulling out all the stops for production in order to attract a large audience.

Filming will take place over three days beginning April 20.

The proposed cast includes Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Haven in Europe

Posted: April 8, 2010, 09:13
Haven sold to Europe:

Germany's Tele München Group has acquired continental European TV rights to Haven, E1 Entertainment's upcoming drama series based on a novella by Stephen King.

The 13x60' mystery drama, based on King's The Colorado Kid, is due to debut in the US on Syfy channel and on CanWest in Canada, while Universal Networks International has acquired global pay-TV rights beyond these territories, with the exception of Scandinavia.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Premier set for Haven

Posted: April 4, 2010, 22:53
Bev Vincent reported that Haven will premier Friday, July 9.

More Haven

Posted: April 1, 2010, 13:36
Here are some new info about Haven:

Stephen King's novella "The Colorado Kid" is coming to Syfy as Haven, and its leading lady, Emily Rose, recently spilled some beans about the show, which will premiere in July.

"It's definitely based on the characters of 'The Colorado Kid,' but I would say it's about a girl named Audrey [Parker], who's an orphan and becomes an FBI agent," Rose (Jericho, John From Cincinnati) said last week in an exclusive interview at Syfy's upfront session for advertisers in New York. "She ends up getting sent on this case up in Maine. When she goes up there, she kind of starts having these things happen to her, and she sort of starts feeling like she's been called home. Paranormal things happen, and some exciting things happen for her, and it's not only her unraveling this murder case, but kind of unraveling the case of herself, honestly. It's pretty fascinating."

More specifically, Haven is a small town in Maine that is literally a haven for cursed people, many with supernatural powers, and when the curses start kicking in again, it's up to Parker to help put a halt to them. In addition to Rose, the cast includes Lucas Bryant (Odyssey 5, Queer as Folk) as Parker's wry partner, Wuornos, and Eric Balfour (24) as Duke Crocker, a mysterious local.

"She's a strong-willed girl," Rose said of Parker. "In order to identify with her, I have to think, 'What's it like to really not have a family, to not have a place to go home to for Christmas or not have anyone you belong to?' And she ends up finding belonging within the FBI, and that's kind of fascinating to me. That drives her, the mystery of self, the mystery of belonging somewhere."

The show, which has a 13-episode commitment from Syfy, will be executive-produced by the Dead Zone team of Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller, while their Dead Zone partner Scott Shepherd—who also worked on Tru Calling—will serve as show runner. Production on Haven is set to begin soon in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the series should premiere on Syfy this summer.

Haven will represent Rose's first major credit, with her name at the top of the call sheet. It's a challenge she welcomes. "It's a big responsibility," she said. "The great part of that responsibility is that you really get to set the tone for the show. You get to set an excitement to be there at work, to look around you and really rally everyone. It's a huge responsibility, but one I am so excited to take on."

Thanks to Al Mattice.

Bryant and Balfour ready for Haven

Posted: March 26, 2010, 22:40

New York, NY - March 25, 2010 - Lucas Bryant (Queer as Folk, Dollhouse) and Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under) have been cast in Syfy's new drama series Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King.

Bryant and Balfour join Emily Rose on the series, which is slated to air on Syfy this summer. Haven follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine on a routine case...only to discover that this curious enclave has served as a longtime refuge for people who are afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.

Bryant will play Nathan Wuornos, the wry local cop who soon becomes Audrey's partner. Bristling under the thumb of his father, the Chief of Police, Nathan has a quiet, controlled demeanor that often clashes with Audrey's feisty one: a dichotomy that also makes them perfect complements. As events in the town begin to unfold at a surprising pace, Nathan's usual controlled sense of calm is put to the test.

Also among the citizens of this eccentric town is Duke Crocker (Balfour), a charming yet mysterious jack-of-all-trades. Though Duke outwardly appears to be a free spirit who lives an unobtrusive life on his boat, it becomes apparent that his mellow demeanor may conceal a much darker agenda.

Production on Haven is expected to commence in Spring 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Haven, from E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan and Shepherd, will be the first property to be produced for Syfy Channel in the US and NBCU Pay channels around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). The series has been co-commissioned by Syfy with Canwest Broadcasting (Canada). International distribution is handled by E1.

The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss (Hung, Copper) Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches) as well as his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek). The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series.
Thanks to Al Mattice