Syfy has ordered 13 episodes of the supernatural drama series Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid,” from author Stephen King. The show, being produced by E1 Entertainment, will be an hour-long TV drama by the same creative group behind USA’s The Dead Zone series, including Lloyd Sagan, Shawn Piller and Scott Shepherd, who will act as showrunner on Haven.
The show focuses on the small Maine town of Haven where people with supernatural abilities have migrated for generations because it mutes their powers, allowing them to lead normal lives — at least, until recently. When FBI agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con, she catches the killer but uncovers a much deeper mystery about this town and its inhabitants. She also begins to understand the truth about her own past and her relationship with the town.
Even though that description sounds a bit like X-Files meets Eureka, it still could be interesting and could work pretty well as a series. So far, no word on casting for the show but as this is a recent pickup by SyFy for a planned launch early next year, casting will have to begin pretty soon. We’ll keep you posted on all the Haven developments.