Haven

Nolan North and Claudia Black, stars of the critically acclaimed Uncharted video game franchise, will join their Uncharted co-star Emily Rose on Showcase’s popular series Haven as guest stars during the show’s third season.

Together, the trio provide the voices of the action-adventure video games’ lead character, treasure hunter Nathan Drake (North) and his globe-trotting companions Elena Fischer (Rose) and Chloe Frazer (Black).

On Haven, Nolan North will play the role of Anderson in Haven’s eleventh episode this season. Though charismatic, witty, confident and independent, Anderson awakes one day with memory loss, only to discover that everyone in Haven has fallen into a mysterious sleep. Continue reading »

Shaw Media is proud to announce Dorian Missick (Southland, The Cape) and Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2) will join the cast of Showcase’s popular series Haven in recurring roles when the show returns for its third season this fall.

Kelton portrays the spirited and fierce “Jordan McKee.” She’s a waitress at “The Gun & Rose Diner,” and also an influential member of a mysterious organization of “troubled” people whose identity is known by the distinctive tattoo marking its members. 

Missick plays “Tommy Bowen,” a street smart, big city detective who comes to Haven investigating a suspected serial killer case. A shrewd, calculating policeman, he’s also a fish out of water, completely mismatched with this small town.  

Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.

Shaw Media, Entertainment One (eOne), Syfy and Universal Networks International (UNI) and are proud to announce that Haven will get a new resident when Bree Williamson (Gossip Girl, One Life to Live) joins the cast for season three as psychiatrist Dr. Claire Callahan.

In her new role, Dr. Callahan becomes a close friend and confidant to Audrey Parker (Emily Rose). She also uses her skills to help “profile” potential perpetrators and, as a psychiatrist, to help the troubled citizens of Haven deal with their afflictions.

Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryan) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.

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. 

Get ready to journey back to the small town where everyone has a secret when the Showcase hit series Haven goes into production on 13 new episodes of season three beginning April 18 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale where Nathan (Lucas Bryant) was warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey (Audrey Rose); Duke (Eric Balfour) learned his family legacy was to kill Haven citizens with troubles; Audrey went missing, and Nathan and Duke engaged in a seemingly deadly argument.

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 holds 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 (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) 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 & Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is proud to announce that Haven has been renewed for a third season, with an order of 13 episodes in 2012.

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

A longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities, Haven also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Audrey’s lost past.  Among the townspeople are Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction, and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour), a smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.

From leading independent studio Entertainment One, 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 (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue) 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) of Piller/ Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Journeyman) as well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone), who also developed the series.

On last year’s explosive finale of Haven, Chief Wournos shattered into bits and pieces after he confessed to Nathan and Audrey that he could no longer live with his tormenting supernatural affliction.

Before the chief self destructed, he told Nathan that he must replace him as the new chief and protect the small town.

He also told Audrey that not everyone is thrilled that she’s back in town, leading her to tell Nathan that Lucy isn’t her mother, but rather she is Lucy reincarnated.

It was in that moment that Lucas reveals that he can feel Audrey’s touch, and a woman claiming to be FBI agent Audrey Parker pulls out a gun on them.

In season two of Haven, the stakes are even higher as Audrey, Nathan and Duke come into contact with more mysterious figures who crop up in the small town – including Chris Brody (Jason Priestley), the son of Haven’s mayor, with his own supernatural affliction. Making matters more complicated in Duke’s life is the sudden arrival of a woman from his past – Evi Ryan (Vinessa Antoine) who happens to be Duke’s estranged wife with a secret agenda. Audrey continues to come to terms with her true identity and her real purpose for being in Haven.

Adam Copeland, WWE’s “Edge,” guest stars as Dwight Hendrickson, a longtime Haven resident who assisted Nathan’s late father in keeping particularly suspicious supernatural activity under wraps. Also guest starring is Cristian de la Fuente as Cornell; a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life. Jason Priestley directed one episode of the second season and guest stars in a four-episode story arc. Stephen McHattie reprises his role as Reverend Ed Driscoll, the influential town leader who has a vendetta against the “cursed” people in town.

Shaw Media, Entertainment One (eOne), Syfy and Universal Networks International (UNI) are proud to announce that Cristián de la Fuente (Basic, Driven, In Plain Sight) has signed on to guest star in one episode of HAVEN playing the role of “Cornell,” a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life.

Cristián joins HAVEN’s other recently announced guest stars WWE Superstar Edge, Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica, Soul Food), and Jason Priestley (who stars in, directs and produces the eOne Television international hit dark comedy Call Me Fitz).  The series follows 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 Eric Balfour, who plays “Duke Crocker,” a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.

HAVEN is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King and is currently in production on season two in Nova Scotia.  HAVEN will premiere on Monday, July 18 on Showcase and Friday, July 15 on Syfy in the U.S.  HAVEN will premiere on Syfy Universal in multiple markets, outside North America, beginning in Autumn 2011.

The Syfy original series from leading independent producers Entertainment One and Big Motion Pictures is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).

The creative team behind the second season of HAVEN includes Executive Producers John Morayniss (Hung, Goodnight for Justice) and Noreen Halpern (Call Me Fitz, Rookie Blue) from eOne 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) and Matt McGuiness (Journeyman) as well as and Sam Ernst & 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 U.S., 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.

Illustrating its continuing commitment to the Canadian television production industry, Shaw Media announced today that it has 15 new scripted dramas planned for the next year – more than any other Canadian broadcaster.

This ongoing focus on outstanding Canadian productions, co-productions and partnerships delivered record audiences during the 2010/11 season with homegrown programs Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and The Kennedys.

“We’re extremely proud of the role we’ve played in championing original Canadian dramas,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice-President, Content, Shaw Media. “This past year proved to be a real turning point for our local productions attracting record Canadian audiences and unprecedented attention from the US. And with four US network simulcasts scheduled over the next 12 months, the future is only looking brighter for homegrown productions.”

Through Shaw Media’s many US and international partners, audiences can expect to see a wide spectrum of top notch productions – some based on best-selling novels, others inspired by true events and many original dramas from some of the country’s best creative team.

 

Productions of note include:

 

GLOBAL

 

Combat Hospital

Combat Hospitalis set in 2006 when Canadians played a pivotal role overseeing the medical and military personnel at the NATO Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. This highly charged series follows the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses as they navigate their way through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table. Global’s latest original drama makes its series premiere Tuesday, June 21 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. Combat Hospital is a joint production of Canada’s Sienna Films and the UK’s Artists Studio, and is currently filming in Toronto

 

Rookie Blue,Season 2

This summer, the personal and professional lives of the rookies continue to collide. On and off the job, these cops still have a lot to learn. After premiering on Global last year as the most-watched debut season of any scripted Canadian TV series in two decades,Rookie Blue is back with season two Thursday, June 23 – 10pm ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. Developed by Thump Inc. and produced in partnership with Entertainment (eOne) Television, the 13-episode series was commissioned by Shaw Media and picked up last year by ABC Television Network during development. Rookie Blue II was shot earlier this year in Toronto.

 

The Firm

Already a bestselling novel and a box office smash hit, John Grisham’s The Firm has now been commissioned by Shaw Media for Global as an original 22-episode x 60-minute series. The Firmwill premiere midseason 2012 in tandem on Global and NBC as part of the networks’ fall TV seasons, and will be shot on location in Toronto. The Firmis produced by Entertainment (eOne) Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Paramount Pictures.

 

Bomb Girls

Set in 1940s Toronto, the 6-part x 1 hour series Bomb Girls delves into the lives of the exceptional women – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds,building bombs on the assembly line in the munitions factory. Bomb Girls is a Muse Entertainment /Back Alley Film production set to shoot on location in Toronto. Written by Michael MacLennan (Queer as Folk, Godiva’s) and co-created by Michael Maclennan and Adrienne Mitchell (Durham County, Bliss), the series is Executive Produced by Janis Lundman (Durham County, Bliss), Michael MacLennan, Adrienne Mitchell and Michael Prupas (The Kennedys, The Pillars of the Earth). Bomb Girls will premiere on Global in winter 2012.

 

Titanic

Shaw Media, along with ABC, ITV Studios and Lookout Point present Titanic, an epic four-part (4x1hr) miniseries set to premiere in simulcast on Global and ABC. The story that continues to generate interest globally is brought back to life with a fresh take from BAFTA® winning producer Nigel Stafford Clark (Bleak House) and Oscar® winning writer Julian Fellowes, (Gosford Park). The television debut of the Titanic in spring 2012 will aptly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic event. Filming began this spring on location in Budapest, Hungary.

 

SHOWCASE

 

Lost Girl,Season 2

Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of mortals. The premiere onSeptember 12, 2010 garnered the highest ratings ever for an original Canadian scripted series on Showcase, pulling in over 400,000 viewers (2+). Based on this great success, work began almost immediately on season two. Lost Girlis developed and produced in partnership with Prodigy Pictures Inc. and Shaw Media, and is shot in the Hamilton area.

 

King, Season 2

King, starring Amy Price-Francis (The Cleaner, 24, Californication) as gutsy, no holds barred police detective Jessica King, is currently in early pre-production for season two. A critical success in its first season on Showcase, King is shot on location and in studio in Toronto. The series was developed by Greg Spottiswood (Shattered) and Bernie Zukerman (This Is Wonderland, Million Dollar Babies) for Indian Grove Productions Ltd. and commissioned by Showcase for Shaw Media.

 

World Without End

World Without Endis based on Ken Follett’s multi-million bestseller of the same name and will air on Showcase in 2012. Budgeted at US$43 million, this eight-hour special event is a Canadian/German production with Tandem Communications and Canada’s Take Five Productions in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott´s SCOTT FREE FILMS. Principal photography with director Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy, Shooting Dogs) is set for a July start on location in Hungary. 

 

Haven,Season 2

Havencentres on the small town of Haven, Maine, where FBI agent Audrey (Emily Rose, ER, Brothers and Sisters) discovers that this curious enclave is a long time refuge for people with supernatural afflictions. Currently in production for season two in Nova Scotia, this fantasy-noirseriespremieres Monday, July 18 on Showcase. Developed and produced by Entertainment (eOne) Television, and co-commissioned by Shaw Media with the Syfy Channel in the United States,Haven secured 2.6 million total viewers on Syfy and ranked as one of the top five series for Showcase (A25-54) for season one. Haven is based on The Colorado Kid by Stephen King.

Shaw Media, 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.   

As previously announced, Vinessa Antoine (Being Erica, Soul Food) joined the cast as Evi Ryan, and Jason Priestley (who stars in, directs and produces the eOne Television international hit dark comedy Call Me Fitz) will also come to 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 Eric Balfour, who plays “Duke Crocker,” a local smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.

Haven is based on The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King and is currently production on season two in Nova Scotia.  Haven will premiere on Friday, July 15 on Syfy in the U.S. and Monday, July 18 on Showcase in Canada.

The Syfy original series from leading independent producer Entertainment One is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).

Entertainment One (eOne) announced today Annmarie Morais will join HAVEN’s creative team as a Staff Writer for the remainder of Season two.

Annmarie’s credits include the upcoming ABC/Shaw Media series THE HOT ZONE and the Global series DA KINK IN MY HAIR. Annmarie was the first Canadian to win the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.

HAVEN is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd which airs on Syfy in the U.S., Showcase in Canada and internationally on Universal Networks International (UNI). 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.

(From a media release)