Jason Priestley, currently starring as a morally bankrupt used car salesman in the TV series Call Me Fitz, has signed on for the second season of Syfy's Haven, both as an actor in a four-episode story arc AND as a director.
Here's the official press release:
JASON PRIESTLEY TO DIRECT SUPERNATURAL DRAMA SERIES HAVEN AND GUEST STAR IN MULTIPLE EPISODE ARC
Production On Season Two Begins April 1, 2011
New York, NY/Toronto, ON/Los Angeles, CA/London, UK - March 11, 2011 - Jason Priestley (who stars in, directs and produces the international hit dark comedy Call Me Fitz) has signed on to direct one episode of the second season of Haven, as well as guest starring in a four-episode story arc. Haven, Syfy's original series from leading independent producer Entertainment One (eOne), is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).
Haven will commence production on 13 episodes for season two in Nova Scotia on April 1, 2011 with an eye towards a Summer 2011 premiere.
Priestley will play Chris Weekly, a handsome but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing. He joins Emily Rose, who plays Audrey Parker, a former FBI agent with a knack for investigating the supernatural; Lucas Bryant, who plays Nathan Wournos, 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.
The creative team behind the second season of Haven includes Executive Producers John Morayniss (Hung, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung, Rookie Blue) from eOne who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King's The Dead Zone) and Matt McGuiness (Journeyman) as well as Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn (Stephen King's The Dead Zone) who also developed the series.
Haven is produced by Entertainment One in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and 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.