When it rains Stephen King adaptations, it pours. First, we got news of Steven Spielberg/DreamWorks' plans to adapt Under The Dome for a mini-series. Now, Syfy Channel has ordered up 13 episodes of Haven, a supernatural mystery series based on King's novella, The Colorado Kid. According to a press release from Syfy, production will begin in early 2010, with a tentative air date coming some time later that year. The creative team (producers and writers) appears to have been culled completely from another King adaptation, The Dead Zone TV series, which aired on USA Network for six seasons (2002 - 2007).

Via that aforementioned press release, here's a nice, relatively spoiler-free overview of the plot:

Deep in the heart of Maine, Haven is a town where people with supernatural abilities have migrated for generations because it mutes their powers, allowing them to lead normal lives. At least, until recently. When hot-shot FBI agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con, she catches the killer but uncovers a much deeper mystery about this town. Each week, as the town-peoples' dormant powers begin to express themselves, Audrey will try to keep these supernatural forces at bay while unraveling the many mysteries of Haven - including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place.

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