It looks like actor Craig Ferguson is going from good cop to bad news. The popular genre actor, best known for walking the beat as Sheriff Jack Carter for five years on Eureka, is joining the regular series cast of Haven for season four.
According to Deadline, the new season of Haven picks up six months after season three’s cliffhanger ending where the titular town was nearly destroyed by a meteor shower. Ferguson comes into the picture as William, a “handsome, mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda” involves Haven lead character Audrey Parker (Emily Rose).
It should prove interesting to see Ferguson play a darker character, as you may have inferred from his years on Eureka, Ferguson has a lot of comedic experience behind him as one of the founders of Second City Detroit and as a member of the Montreal improv group On The Spot. What will Ferguson bring to this world originally created by Stephen King? I guess you’ll have to wait for the new season of Haven to see.
Since Eureka wrapped Ferguson has guest starred on the series Happily Divorced and Primeval: New World. Meanwhile, filming of the fourth season of Haven got underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
There’s been a whole lot of snarking about the lack of sci-fi on SyFy channel. The network has been padding profits off cheap products, like reality shows, wrestling and goofy paranormal shows. Least not forget that every single time you begin to like a TV show someone cries money and scraps it (Eureka, Stargate Universe, Caprica..etc). Suffice to say, it’s become harder and harder to remain a loyal SyFy fan. While shows like Warehouse 13, Haven and Alphas are enough to keep you holding on, SyFy needs some new shit – and new shit we’re gonna get. The Network has announced three new scripted series, revolving around a ghosts, human and trans-humans in space, and whatever the hell broke out of a Siberian research facility.
Check out the details on three new scripted series below.
Here’s Syfy’s official press release:
SYFY ANNOUNCES NEW SCRIPTED PROJECTS FROM UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS, FOX TELEVISION STUDIOS AND CBS TV STUDIOS
NEW YORK – November 9, 2011 – Marking another phase of its record expansion of original programming, Syfy today announced three new scripted projects in development from Universal Cable Productions, CBS TV Studios and Fox Television Studios.
In making the announcement, Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions, said: “This broad-based slate, from top-notch talent in the creative community, will enable us to build upon the strong foundation of our current hit scripted series to provide Syfy viewers with the next generation of imaginative entertainment.”
Syfy’s quartet of popular scripted series—Warehouse 13, Alphas, Eureka and Haven—powered the channel to its most watched Third Quarter ever, drawing 1.45 million total viewers.
On Monday, January 16 at 9PM (ET/PT), Being Human will return for its second season, followed by the premiere of Lost Girl at 10PM.
Syfy Scripted Development Slate
UNT. ROBERT H. WOLFE PROJECT
Universal Cable Productions
Robert H. Wolfe — Executive Producer/Writer
After decades of war, the newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order.
SEEING THINGS (working title)
Fox Television Studios
David Slack — Executive Producer
Scott Rosenberg and Robert Cort — Co-Executive Producers
David Slack and Gabrielle Stanton — Writers
A cop becomes a ghost after his violent death and the only person who can help close his last case is a socially awkward man who realizes that the hallucinations he’s had all his life may not be a figment of his imagination.
CBS TV Studios
Brett Matthews — Executive Producer/Writer
Andy Bourne, Eric Gitter — Executive Producer
Based on the popular comic series, a female KGB agent and male American weapons inspector form an unlikely partnership when a deadly force is unwittingly unleashed from a Siberian research facility.
They all look like interesting projects in their own right and each could be a smash hit in the making, I give them each two seasons at most.
Are you frakking kidding SyFy? Why must you torture us with a bonehead decision like this!
After making the big decision to axe one of your best science fiction series, the critically acclaimed Eureka, you go and renew that trash Haven -based on Stephen King‘s “The Colorado Kid”. With the series now finished it’s second season, compared to Eureka getting done with season five, the network has announced that Haven will be renewed for a third (and hopefully final) season.
Read the full press release after the jump.
SYFY HIT SERIES HAVEN WILL
RETURN FOR THIRD SEASON IN 2012 WITH 13 NEW EPISODES#1 ORIGINAL SCRIPTED CABLE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND
ADULTS 25-54, FRIDAYS AT 10PM
NEW YORK – October 12, 2011 – Syfy’s hit series Haven, the #1
original scripted cable entertainment program among Adults 18-49 and Adults
25-54 in its Friday 10-11PM (ET/PT) time period (based on Live +7 data), will
return for a third season of 13 new episodes in 2012, it was announced today by
Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content,
Universal Cable Productions.
During its second season, Haven
averaged a 1.9 HH rating, 995,000 Adults18-49, 1.14 million Adults 25-54 and
2.55 million total viewers, rising four percent among total viewers and five
percent among Adults 18-49 compared to season one (Live +7 data).
In making the announcement, Stern said: “The superb cast, led by Emily Rose,
Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant, along with the terrific production team,
delivered a successful season in both critical acclaim and rising viewership.
We’re very excited to see this compelling series return for a third season of
supernatural intrigue in 2012.”
Haven, based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author
Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who becomes a cop
in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets,
which also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
A longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities, Haven also holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of Audrey’s lost past. Among the townspeople are Nathan Wuornos (Bryant), a handsome local cop with his own supernatural affliction, and Duke Crocker (Balfour), a smuggler and reluctant aide in solving Haven’s troubles.
From leading independent studio Entertainment One. Haven is
co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks
The creative team behind Haven includes Executive Producers John
Morayniss (The Firm, Hell on Wheels) and Noreen Halpern (Hung,
Rookie Blue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the
Fall, The Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by
Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead
Zone) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (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 and Big Motion Pictures in
association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the U.S., Showcase in
Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy Universal channels.
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.
This is just gonna make more people sign the “Bring Back Eureka” campaign that much sooner.
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