Syfy's Hit Series 'Haven' Begins Production on Season 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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May 8th, 2013

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via press release:

SYFY’S HIT SERIES HAVEN BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEASON 4 IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

 

EUREKA’S COLIN FERGUSON JOINS CAST

 

NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2013 – Startling new mysteries and secrets are in the works as Syfy’s hit series Haven goes into production today, May 8, on an all-new 13 episode Season 4 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

When Haven premieres this October, Colin Ferguson (Eureka) returns to Syfy playing William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey (Emily Rose).

 

Season 4 of Haven picks up six months after the devastating events of the Season 3 cliffhanger in which the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm.  Audrey and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanished into thin air leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven.

 

During its third season, Haven averaged 2.3 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 901,000 Adults 18-49. It was the #1 cable drama during its Friday night at 10 PM timeslot (based on Live + 7 data) in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers.

 

Ferguson recently starred as the lovable Sherriff Jack Carter on the long-running hit Syfy series Eureka. Ferguson was also a producer on the series and directed several episodes. Ferguson's many feature film credits include Because I Said So, Rowing Through and The Opposite of Sex. He has also starred in a number of movies for television and was a regular on the NBC remake of the hit British comedy series Coupling and the sitcom Then Came You. His many guest-starring roles include CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, Crossing Jordan and Becker.

 

Haven, based on the novella, The Colorado Kid, from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

 

From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).

 

The creative team behind Haven includes executive producers John Morayniss (Klondike, Rogue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone, Greek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Journeyman, Dark Blue) as well as Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.

 

Haven is produced by Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the US, Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy Universal channels. Entertainment One controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series and concluded a deal with Germany’s Tele München Group (TMG) for the television rights in Continental Europe.

 

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,700 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. http://www.entertainmentonegroup.com

 

About Universal Networks International

Universal Networks International, the international channels division of NBCUniversal, is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific.  The brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street Universal, Studio Universal, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, DIVA Universal and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe. Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24 and has a controlling interest in the KidsCo joint venture.

 

Universal Networks International is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.

 
  • Julie

    Love this show!

  • juliedawn

    Yes!

  • Bella Bellini

    Can’t wait! Love this show.

  • coolioni

    Well now that Colin will be joing the show I may havwe to follow it.
    I loved him in Eureka.
    Too bad I have tried to enjoy Haven, but have been let down many times .
    Maybe he will be good for the show and bring some of his wonder acting and humor to this show.

    Syfy is really pulling out everything they can think of to increase ratings. They brought “EDGE” from WWE onto the show to attract the Wrasslin’ crowd, and they now are bringing in colin Fergunson to attract some of the Sci-Fi crowd from Eureka.
    I cant blame SyFy for what they are doing..
    What would be a realy good idea is maybe bring a space based Sci-Fi show back to the network.

  • jessica

    coolioni,

    You do realise that Syfy is just the American broadcaster right? They don’t control the casting. The show is actually owned by a little indie Canadian company called Entertainment One. While many of the big names to make brief or more frequent appearances in the show may have some connexion to some programme shown on Syfy in the US that doesn’t mean too much other than there is some good spin to put in the press releases. Even with there being Syfy or Universal channels in many countries Haven isn’t on a channel owned by Comcast in every country and Haven also isn’t on Canada’s sci-fi channel.

    Colin Ferguson is a Canadian who has recently sold his soul to the USA for tri-citisenship (UK being the other). Very few broadcasters would think to point out his starring role in the American version of Coupling given it is one of the worst shows made and yet this press release does just that. Considering its obscurity surely noone would mention his performance in the brilliant but over-looked mini-series Cover Me. My point being that it is really not so unthinkable to have a Canadian actor appear in a Canadian tv series.

    The most important point in that press release is the OCTOBER premiere for the fourth season. July, July, September, October. Maybe the fifth season will start with a Christmas episode.

  • shae

    i LOVE this freaking show!!! i couldnt be more addicted if it were crack! wish i had $$ so i could go to nova scotia to meet the cast and watch a live recording!!! i cant wait for the new season!!!

  • EA

    This is a remarkable show and I agree to the level of “shae” where I’m so into it I’d love to go up there and check things out. I originally got into Eureka when it was officially over and was addicted to that, then Warehouse 13 and the same reaction but now Haven is way high on the list too. Each show is different but I love the “earth based” Sci-Fi most now. And it’s also been called “soft-Sci-fi” but in the end I don’t care since I love that. The Season 3 finale was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever seen on TV. I was surprised too for being a little show on Cable with a good following. Colin Ferguson will just make it better. I believe the only downfall I saw on the show is that I did NOT like Jason Priestly on the show. I thought his eps. were the worst ones for sure.

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