Haven Writer on How the Show Differs from Its Source Material

Several comments along the lines of “Haven seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the Stephen King novel (The Colorado Kid) on which it’s based” got us wondering about the upcoming Syfy series. Luckily, thanks to the magic of Twitter, the show’s co-writer, Sam Ernst, has cleared things up a bit.

According to Ernst, who is scripting the series along with his partner Jim Dunn, “We basically absorbed the whole book and then added a supernatural storyline and back story for the characters.

He also added, “Stephen King read the supernatural storyline we added and the mythology and emailed us: ‘sounds like a blast!’ Then Jim and I drank.

Adam Kane (“The Mentalist,” “Heroes”) is at the directorial helm for the series’ pilot episode for the Syfy Channel and Showcase Television in Canada. Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat, and John Dunsworth all star.

Filming is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia under the creative eyes of Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller – the showrunners responsible for all six seasons of The Dead Zone series. Scott Shepard is executive producing alongside the King-familiar duo, Ernst, and Dunn. Adam Fratto is co-executive producer.

”Haven” centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose) is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay — while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven.

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