Stephen King pilot gets a director

Adam Kane is helming 'Haven' to air on Syfy, Showcase

TORONTO -- Adam Kane is directing the pilot for the Stephen King-created supernatural series "Haven" for the Syfy Channel and Showcase Television in Canada. His credits include "The Mentalist" and "Heroes."

Production has started with Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, standing in for the fictitious Maine town of Haven, where Emily Rose ("ER") plays an FBI agent solving the murder of a local ex-con.

The pilot's ensemble cast includes Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.

E1 is producing "Haven" with "The Dead Zone" executive producers Shawn Piller, Lloyd Segan and Scott Shepherd.

Universal Networks International, NBC Universal's global channel division, is also co-financing the drama after it picked up the exclusive pay TV broadcast rights for the world, excluding Canada, U.S. and Scandinavia.

E1 is selling "Haven" internationally.