Stephen King is to try out the small screen once again, signing up to take his book ‘The Colorado Kid’ into an hour long series for E1 Entertainment. The project, titled ‘Haven’, centres around a spooky little town in Maine inhabited by cursed folk who live normal lives, but in exile. FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in when these curses start returning, trying to keep those supernatural forces at bay. Along with this, she also tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven.The same team who turned King’s ‘The Dead Zone’ into a series for USA Network are on this project as well. Scott Shepherd will be ‘show runner’ while the executive producers will be Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller. All three were executive producers on ‘The Dead Zone’ which ran for six seasons, which went off air in 2008. Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, also previous ‘Dead Zone’ team members are currently writing the pilot for Haven and will also be the show’s executive producers. Other executive producers include E1’s John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern.

The indie studio has already committed to produce thirteen episodes of Haven and is currently in talks with a number of European broadcast partners to sing on and help finance the show. They plan to bring the international co-production to October’s Mipcom confab. Once an international partner is secured, the company will next work on finding US and Canadian broadcasters.
Haven is set to commence ‘some time’ in the next six months, once partners are secured and the casting finalized.

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