9:34am PT by Kate Stanhope
Syfy Cancels 'Haven' After Five Seasons
Syfy is no longer seeking Haven.
The cable network has axed the sci-fi series after five seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The news comes just a year after the drama, which stars Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour, earned a supersized season five renewal for 26 episodes — double the normal 13 installments. The second half of season five is set to bow in October.
Based on Stephen King's The Colorado Kid novella, Haven centers on the strange events of a small Maine town. Adapted for the screen by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn, the duo exec produced the E1 Entertainment series with Scott Shepherd, Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, as well as E1 Entertainment's John Morayniss, Noreen Halpern, Laszlo Barna and Michael Rosenberg.
Syfy's decision to cancel with the series is not surprising given the network's new direction, and particularly its renewed focus on high-profile science fiction programming like 12 Monkeys and the upcoming projects The Expanse and Childhood's End. The network's slate also includes Olympus, Killjoys, Bitten, Defiance, Z Nation and Dark Matter, as well as the upcoming series Hunters and The Magicians. On the pilot side, Syfy also has the Ben Affleck- and Matt Damon-produced drama Incorporated.