We've got a first: an exclusive interview with Emily Rose, star of Syfy's upcoming paranormal mystery series Haven, which debuts in July.
"It's definitely based on the characters from The Colorado Kid," she told us at Syfy's upfront presentation to advertisers and the press a few weeks ago in New York, referring to the original Stephen King novella.
In the show, "some paranormal things happen and some exciting things happen for her, and it's ... not only her unraveling this murder case, but ... unraveling the case of herself, honestly, so it's pretty fascinating," Rose says.
She also reveals what she has in common with Stephen King.
Here's the official description of Haven:
Haven—Premieres Friday, July 9, at 10PM (ET/PT)—New drama series Haven, based on the novella "The Colorado Kid" from renowned author Stephen King, follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine, to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities. Among the townspeople are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), who eventually becomes Audrey's partner, and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).
The impressive creative team behind Haven includes showrunner Scott Shepherd (Tru Calling, The Dead Zone) who is joined by his partners, Executive Producers Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller (The Dead Zone, Wildfire, Greek) and E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss (Hung, Copper), Noreen Halpern (Hung, Copper), Laszlo Barna (The Bridge) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches). The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone), who will also serve as executive producers on the series. Haven, from E1 Entertainment in association with Pillar, Segan and Shepherd, will be the first property to be produced for Syfy in the US and NBCU Pay channels around the globe (excluding Canada and Scandinavia). The series has been co-commissioned by Syfy with Canwest Broadcasting (Canada). International distribution is handled by E1.