Haven (TV series)

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Haven
HavenTC.png
GenreSupernatural drama
Developed bySam Ernst
Jim Dunn
StarringEmily Rose
Lucas Bryant
Eric Balfour
Nicholas Campbell
Theme music composerAndre Fratto
Leah Siegel
Composer(s)Shawn Pierce
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Laszlo Barna
Jim Dunn
Sam Ernst
Noreen Halpern
Matt McGuinness
David MacLeod
John Morayniss
Shawn Piller
Michael Rosenberg
Lloyd Segan
Scott Shepherd
Producer(s)Charles Ardai (consulting)
Stefanie Deoul
Ginny Jones Duzak (line)
Editor(s)Debbie Berman
Location(s)Nova Scotia, Canada
CinematographyEric Cayla
Camera setupsingle
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment One Television
Big Motion Pictures Productions
Piller Segan Shepherd
Shaw Media
Universal Networks International
DistributorEntertainment One International
Broadcast
Original channelSyfy
Original runJuly 9, 2010 (2010-07-09) – present
External links
Website
 
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Haven
HavenTC.png
GenreSupernatural drama
Developed bySam Ernst
Jim Dunn
StarringEmily Rose
Lucas Bryant
Eric Balfour
Nicholas Campbell
Theme music composerAndre Fratto
Leah Siegel
Composer(s)Shawn Pierce
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Laszlo Barna
Jim Dunn
Sam Ernst
Noreen Halpern
Matt McGuinness
David MacLeod
John Morayniss
Shawn Piller
Michael Rosenberg
Lloyd Segan
Scott Shepherd
Producer(s)Charles Ardai (consulting)
Stefanie Deoul
Ginny Jones Duzak (line)
Editor(s)Debbie Berman
Location(s)Nova Scotia, Canada
CinematographyEric Cayla
Camera setupsingle
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment One Television
Big Motion Pictures Productions
Piller Segan Shepherd
Shaw Media
Universal Networks International
DistributorEntertainment One International
Broadcast
Original channelSyfy
Original runJuly 9, 2010 (2010-07-09) – present
External links
Website

Haven is a supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in Maine named Haven, is filmed on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, and is an American/Canadian co-production. It stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour, whose characters struggle to help townspeople with supernatural afflictions and protect the town from the effects of those afflictions. The show is the creation of writers Jim Dunn and Sam Ernst.

The one-hour drama premiered on July 9, 2010, on Syfy.[1] The series was the first property to be produced for Syfy Pay channels around the globe, excluding Canada and Scandinavia.[2] On October 12, 2011, it was renewed for a third 13-episode season, which began airing on September 21, 2012.[3][4]

Contents

Premise

When FBI Special Agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine, on a routine case, she soon finds herself increasingly involved in the return of The Troubles, a plague of supernatural afflictions that have occurred in the town at least twice before. With an openness to the possibility of the paranormal, she also finds a more personal link in Haven that may lead her to the mother she has never known.

Parker begins to realize that her arrival in Haven may have been planned and that her name and even her memories may not be her own. As the series progresses, she learns more about the mystery of both Haven and her true identity.

She and her partner Nathan Wuornos find themselves frequently facing problems caused by both the effects of the Troubles, as well as town folk who take more drastic measures against those that are Troubled.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Development and production

Haven was originally developed for ABC Television in 2007 by writers Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, with production company Piller Segan. A series of incidents, including the WGA writer's strike, put the series on hold until ABC eventually passed on the project. Piller Segan pursued other avenues for the project, ultimately seeking to create an international partnership.

View of Lunenburg. The shoreline can be seen in various Haven episodes.

In September 2009, E1 Entertainment announced it was working with Stephen King to develop a television series based on his novel The Colorado Kid. The entertainment company ordered the concept straight to series, with thirteen episodes planned.[6] In November, Syfy announced it had acquired the series.[7]

The pilot episode was written by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn. In February 2010, Emily Rose was cast in the lead role of Audrey Parker.[8] Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant came on board in late March.[9] Canadian broadcaster Canwest Global Communications acquired rights to the series in March as well.[10]

In April 2010, Adam Kane signed on to direct the pilot.[11] Production began April 20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas.[12] Filming occurred primarily in Chester, Nova Scotia (including using the local arena as a studio[13]) and throughout the south shore of the Canadian province, including Lunenburg,[14] Halifax, and Mahone Bay.[citation needed]

The series premiere, "Welcome to Haven", aired on Syfy in the U.S. on July 9, 2010,[15] and on Showcase in Canada on July 12.[16] The show became available to other international markets in October 2010.[2]

On October 12, 2011, Syfy announced that the series has been renewed for its third season of 13 episodes premiering on September 21, 2012 at 10/9c.[17]

References to other works

Several allusions to the written works of author Stephen King are made in the series regularly;[18] the series itself being based upon King's novella, "The Colorado Kid". On Syfy.com's Haven website, many of these references are pointed out as they occur in each episode. For example, Derry and the titular Haven are both fictional towns in Maine previously used in the author's stories.[19][20] Other references abound: one of the main characters receives a copy of a novel written by a character from King's novel, Misery,[21] while another character has just been released from Shawshank Prison.[21] In some cases the plot of an episode revolves around an idea from the work of King: a character who has precognitive, psychometric visions after touching people or things;[22] or plants that start killing people.[23] Many other, less noticeable references occur in the form of street names, characters and scenes reminiscent of either books by King or films based upon said works.

Syfy notes, "It is a particular favorite Stephen King book for the Haven writers and producers".[19] For example, in "A Tale of Two Audreys", a little boy in a yellow rain slicker is seen outside the church chasing a newspaper boat that he has set in the stream in the gutter. He chases until it falls down into a stormdrain on Witcham Street. He then sticks his right arm down into the drain and screams. The scene can be found in the opening chapter of the book.[24] Also derived from It, the episode "Fear and Loathing" revolves around a Troubled person who (unwillingly) takes the form of a person's worst fear, and in one instance appears as a clown, a visual allusion to Pennywise of the film version of It.[25]

Home video release

In Region 1/Region A, Entertainment One released the first season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on June 14, 2011.

In Region 2/Region B, Entertainment One released the first season on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in The Netherlands on June 14, 2011,[26] on DVD in France on June 1, 2011,[27] and on DVD in Germany on September 30, 2011.[28] The second season on DVD was released in France on March 13, 2012[29] and in Germany on March 30, 2012.[30]

In Region 4, Beyond Home Entertainment released the first season on DVD in Australia on June 1, 2011.

NameEp #Release datesAdditional features
Region 1Region 2Region 4
Season One13June 14, 2011[31]June 1, 2011June 1, 2011[32]Twelve Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew, "Welcome to Haven" featurette, "Visual FX of Haven" featurette, "Mythology of Haven" featurette, Behind-the-Scenes Video Blogs, Additional Cast Interviews and Season Two Sneak Peek: Inside the Writers' Room.
Season Two13September 4, 2012March 13, 2012May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)[33]Nine Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew (one Commentary to Episode 1, 9 and 10, and two Commentaries to Episode 6, 11 and 12), Script Writing featurette, Costumes featurette, Production Meeting featurette, Adam Copeland Interview, Production Design featurette, Locations featurette, Directing, Cinematography and Acting featurette, "Haven Panel from NY Comic Con" featurette, including Christmas Episode "Silent Night"[34]

International Broadcast

Haven has been syndicated for broadcast in several countries worldwide, including Australia,[35][36] Canada,[37] Denmark,[38] France,[39] Germany,[40] Hungary,[41] Italy,[42] Japan,[43] Portugal,[44] South Africa,[45] Spain,[46] Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.[47]

Country/RegionChannelPremiere dateTimeslot
 Australia13th Street UniversalOctober 13, 2010Wednesday 8:30pm
 AustraliaABC2November 7, 20118:30pm
 CanadaShowcaseJuly 12, 2010
 DenmarkCanal 9April 13, 2011
 FranceSyfyOctober 26, 2010Tuesday, 8:45pm (2 Episodes)
 GermanySyfyOctober 8, 2010
 GreeceUniversal Channel2011
 HungaryUniversal ChannelJanuary 5, 2011
 IndiaZee Cafe[48]March 20, 2012Weekdays, 10:00pm
 ItalyRai 4(previously in SyFy)October 18, 2010Thursday, 9:00 pm (2 Episodes)
 JapanUniversal ChannelFall 2010
 NetherlandsSyfySpring 2011
 NorwayNRK3September 8, 2011Thursday, 10:55pm
 New ZealandTV2February 9, 2012Wednesday, 10:30pm
 PolandScifiFall 2010
 PortugalSyfyFall 2010
South Africa South AfricaDStv Universal ChannelOctober 17, 2010
Spain SpainSyfy Universal (Spain)October 21, 2010Thursday, 9:30pm
Sri Lanka Sri LankaZee Cafe[49]March 20, 2012Weekdays, 10:00pm
 United KingdomSyfyAutumn 2010
Venezuela VenezuelaSyfy LAMonday, 7:30pm

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