The cast of HAVEN is known to be both very cryptic and close to the vest with spoilers, but they are also well-known for their good-spirited ribbing and outrageous humor, all of which was evidence in the recent press conference call, where stars Emily Rose, Eric Balfour and Lucas Bryant along with executive producer Lloyd Segan provided a few insights on what to expect in the third season of HAVEN.
In the season three premiere all of the characters seem to take some punches before the opening credits. Could you talk about what it’s like doing your stunts for the show?
LUCAS: This is Lucas Bryant. I play Nathan Wuornos on the show called HAVEN and I’m such a method actor. Nathan doesn’t feel anything and so I really inhabit that role and I don’t feel anything either, and even though Eric throws monster haymakers, it really doesn’t affect me. No, that’s not true. He punches like a girl. No, that’s not true either. We had a big fight scene in the first episode and that was a lot of fun to get to do. We weren’t sure if it would be us or stunt doubles initially, and it ended up that we got to do most of it and it was a lot of fun. There were a couple minor injuries but nothing terribly serious. Right?
ERIC: Yes. My favorite part about the fight scenes is just that I get to roll around very closely next to Lucas Bryant. Yes, that’s kind of the best part for me. Any excuse I can to be squeezing, holding, grabbing, touching Lucas is great.
LUCAS: It goes both ways — it’s mutual.
ERIC: But it was interesting because we actually shot the season opener of the show second in line. We actually shot the second episode of the season first and then shot the first episode second. So by the time we got to this fight scene, it was actually the last day of shooting and it’s a tricky thing because you don’t want to hurt each other. You try to be careful but – I mean, did I get a bloody nose or did I just get elbowed in the nose?
LUCAS: Yes, I don’t think you bleed. There was pain.
ERIC: But, poor Lucas, you kept getting thrown across the room. I felt bad for him. I mean, it’s fun to watch. I laughed, I don’t want you to think I didn’t laugh.
EMILY: And they were allowed to have bruises and like an aftermath to fights. Like, I get frequently thrown into fights and as, like, the lady in the show everybody’s like “Yes, she just got in a big fight but with no bruises on that face. Not cuts, nothing. You will look pristine at all times.” So, I fight for black bruises and all of that stuff.
LUCAS: Lloyd Segan, our executive producer who’s on the phone can testify to that because I remember the conversation on set where Emily’s going, “Come on man. Just one cut. I just want a cut.”
EMILY: Just let me be bloody.
LLOYD: Well, I can’t either confirm or deny.
Nathan’s now starting to open up and kind of tell Duke what’s going on and everything. Can you talk about how all that’s going to kind of develop throughout the season?
LUCAS: Yes, Nathan is now in a place –where in the second season we saw him sort of uncomfortably thrust into the position of police chief — and in the third season he’s kind of manned up a bit and he’s accepted his position and taken more initiative. And Nathan’s relationship with Duke this season takes a number of turns, doesn’t it? I guess we fall in love and then we break up again. But that’s the cool thing about it. I guess it shows many sort of love stories and Nathan and Duke are sort of archenemies or each other’s nemesis in many ways. But what really is under that is a great affection for each other and I think both of them really care about each other and rely on each other. So when they get to occasionally team up, we have a blast doing that and we did get an opportunity to do more of that in season three. And I think they work better together than against each other.
ERIC: I like to think of Nathan and my character’s relationship as sort of like “When Harry Met Sally,” and I think now we’re sort of in the second act of “When Harry Met Sally” when I think they’ve probably slept together at this point but it was a little awkward and they’re going to have to now realize how much they actually mean to each other. [Laughs] No, I think the show obviously has this really exciting element of the “troubles” and every week you have these fantastic scares and mysteries. But at the core of this show, it really is about this love story and this triangle between these three characters and about the different relationships that Emily’s character, Audrey, has to these two men. And they sort of represent different components of her own personality, if it’s okay for me to say that. And I think what the writers even told us at the beginning of the season and what was most exciting for me and I think is going to be incredibly exciting for the viewers who turn in this year is that this love triangle is really going to just be like a rubberband. It’s going to expand and contract and move and grow and cause riffs and strifes and it really is dynamic this season. And I think that’s what’s going to be ultimately I just think the most exciting part for the fans of this show because we really do get to take the audience on a ride this year with the love story that goes on between these characters. As friends, as lovers and it’s my favorite part of the show this season.
What’s up with Nathan kissing somebody who is not Audrey in the preview?
LUCAS: Oh, that preview wasn’t supposed to be previewed. I don’t even know where that footage came from. I don’t think it’s in any of our episodes. No, I can’t really tell you what’s going on there. Hopefully it’s shocking for people to see. It was shocking for me to read and to play as well. But as the course of this season progresses, Nathan finds himself in all sorts of places he wouldn’t have expected and some of them are rather uncomfortable or seem out of character. Thankfully, all of that makes sense and it paid off as we get to the end of season three, which we just finished filming. So, I didn’t even really know where or why or how all that was going to work out, but it did and does and it’s wild.
Is the bond of all the characters as strong this season on HAVEN or do you feel like there will be a little bit of a change for them?
EMILY: I think the season starts out in a very interesting place for all three characters, as a good season does. All the relationships are kind of at odds with each other, but yet they’re always forced to sort of work together to get through it. So sometimes in a frustrating way, some of the personal things that they have agendas on that need to be figured out get kind of pushed to the side. Then whatever they’re kind of working on to figure out what sort of draws them closer together, which kind of draws them into situations that they didn’t know they’d necessarily find themselves in. But it’s interesting, I think a lot of it gets stronger and then breaks apart and then gets stronger in a different way. I wish I could be more specific about it but, I think that’s the neat thing about this season is watching the three these three characters really actually have a lot of stakes and things invested with one another. And what happens if one of those things goes away or is affected and how does that affect the other two and watching them kind of deal with that.
ERIC: Yes, and I think this season is going to have the most enormous consequences on all three of these characters. As people watch this season they’re going to see things happen to these characters and between these characters that they never imagined.
What did you guys each learn about your characters this year, without spoiling too much?
EMILY: Well, it’s interesting. I think Audrey, the first season she just kind of is curious when she finds a connection with the place of Haven. That there’s something there about herself. And then by season three, she’s facing some really dark questions regarding who she is and there’s sort of a clock in play. So it’s really hard and I think she’s in a really hard place all season. It’s not a fun place for her to be in mentally. And it was interesting. We filmed the second to the last day yesterday when we were finishing up the season and there’s this one scene at the very, very end of the season where Audrey is able to kind of ask all of those questions that she sort of dealt with and it’s just neat. It’s neat to have posed a lot of questions to the audience for so long and then finally have a season where some of those things are addressed or directly asked and to see what kind of answers are given is really, really interesting.
ERIC: For Duke this season, Duke is going to have really decide who he wants to be in this world and he’s going to get pushed to limit and has to make some really tough choices about who he wants to be in this town and in this world and to these two people in life.
LUCAS: And for Nathan, I learned that Nathan has a lot more ability to find his private parts and strap them on then he might’ve necessarily known. That’s maybe a crude way to say it but it’s the truth. [Laughs]
What sort of troubles are you expecting in this season?
ERIC: Oh, none. There’s no troubles this year.
LUCAS: Oh, did we not tell you that.
ERIC: Yes, no, the troubles — it’s a completely different show.
EMILY: It’s all be a fluke. The whole thing.
ERIC: No, there’s some.
EMILY: There’s actually a very funny trouble this season. It’s a side note one but it actually really…
ERIC: It’s fun.
EMILY: It’s pretty funny.
ERIC: That’s very funny, yes.
LUCAS: Yes, we don’t want to spoil it for you.
ERIC: Like, right off the bat there’s some huge ones. There are some dark — you see in like episode two is pretty freaking weird and then episode three is probably one of the darkest episodes we’ve ever done. It’s like super weird. That’s the farmer.
LUCAS: Yes, I mean, well in this season we get into like organ stealing trouble and mind control troubles and we get into all kinds of…
ERIC: Time travel.
LUCAS: Yes. Electrocution troubles this season. I mean, I always wondered after a couple seasons how we would keep doing this and I was like, what else could you possibly do. And believe me, the writers figured out ways to do it because the troubles this year are out there but in the best way possible.
It looks like also you’re having a lot of guest stars and recurring roles. Can you kind of describe what these new actors and these new characters will kind of stir up in HAVEN?
EMILY: It’s been really, really fun because we’ve had some great people. Dorian [Missick] was amazing. He came in and we were just so excited because we were like what a new new side of HAVEN we get to see. This is really, really neat. It’s always neat when you kind of develop this little community of things that you’re used to sort of seeing Haven react as. And when new people come in like Adam Copeland or like Bree [Williamson], it kind of mixes it up for a little bit. So it’s neat to see their humor and their personality and how our dark little world sort of reacts to that.
ERIC: And I think you’re seeing the level of kind of excellence on the show has been raised and the bar’s been raised. We’re starting to become a show where actors like Iain Glenn comes on and that whole pedigree that he brings to the show. I mean, I think is a testament to this show that we are now at a point where people respect the show and there’s a following — and now actors of that caliber are saying, “Yes, I want to come do a guest spot on this show and I’ll be a part of this and I’ll put my name on that” — and that says a lot.
EMILY: Yes, frequently people would come on set and we would talk say, “Oh my gosh, we’re so glad you’re here” and they would say, “No, I watched a few episodes or when I read the script, it was really, really fantastic and I really like the writing and I really like the characters.” And that’s always really neat to have that happen. This year also I’ve been really fortunate kind of now that we’re in like a third season to actually have some friends that I’ve worked with on other things. Nolan Norris and Claudia Black come and even just them doing like a couple episodes has been –
ERIC: Well, they’re you’re cohorts from the video game, right?
EMILY: From “Uncharted,” which I think a lot of fans will actually really love to see that and the fact that our producers made that happen and saw that as an asset is really, really cool. So, there’s some things that will draw new people to the show and I think people will really want to see. It’s exciting to live in a world where that’s a possibility.
The show runs through every emotion. You’ve got things that are funny, things that are romantic. You’ve got things that are scary as hell. So is there a specific element that each of you enjoy playing the most when you have scripts and episodes that kind of mix it up?
EMILY: It’s interesting because I think you want the mix bag. I think, because anytime I’ve been doing dramatic crying things for too long, I’m over it. And anytime I’m doing too many lighthearted things I’m aching for that. So my favorite scripts are the ones that have a quirkiness to them and that allow for those moments of the romance or of the real hearty emotion because you do feel like you’re really tapping into something very human. But then that you’re also able to laugh about things and be quirky. That’s, to me, being able to do all of it is what I like about our show.
ERIC: Yes, I mean, I think my favorite part is that episode that really take you out of your everyday life. I think what we’ve created here in HAVEN is this sort of strange macabre, like Emily just said, quirky world and it exists in its own reality in a way. And those are my favorite episodes when we really dive into that world and that reality where HAVEN is a town that although it’s not completely different from the world we know, it is unequivocally not the world that we know. That’s my favorite part” when we live in that reality.
LUCAS: Yes. I just mostly reiterate what Emily said. I think it’s such a pleasure to have all of the above elements in our show and I think that’s what makes our show so unique, that one minute it’s disturbing and weird and creepy and there’s in those moments sometimes there’s some strange humor and light fun. And I guess some of that is that sort of Stephen King element — the mundane just turned sideways and twisted out of whack. But it’s something I think makes our show totally unique and that I’m really proud of.
Each of you has gotten to know about your character backstories as the show has progressed. How much have each of you known about your character’s history? Have you found it out when we found it out or did you come in kind of getting a “bible” on your character to know what was going to be filled in?
EMILY: I think I said this before in interviews, so I hate to say it again but it is true. I’ve never in my life ever played a character where I didn’t know the backstory on her where that was the story was filling in the blanks. Like, I have very basic things and then at the end of season one, I was told all of those things weren’t real. So I’ve never — in every acting class you ever go to, your questions that you’re asked is who are you, where do you come from, what were your parents like, what kind of social status do you have, all these things. And a lot of those questions were unanswered mysteries for Audrey and then she finds out she may not even really be Audrey. So it wasn’t anything that — I mean, we had some discussions about her training as an FBI agent, those things that were kind of inherent to who she was for the day to day of the show to work. But when all that gets thrown out, it’s mainly just been a discovery of who she is and just living in the unknown and discovering that on a daily basis. Did you guys have a “bible”?
LUCAS: Not “bibles” allowed. I mean, nothing not like that. Bibles are welcomed but show bibles for this show, I don’t think they exist and if they do, they don’t tell us. I know that the writers have plans about where they’re going and where we’re going and where we’ve come from and what we’ll learn as we move forward. But, initially, I was like, “Tell me what’s going on” and then they said no. And then I said, please and then they said no. And then I realized that I liked that situation because I am as clueless as my character, just discovering what’s going on as he does. So that’s all I get.
ERIC: Yes, that’s actually really interesting because they told me everything about my character. They said Duke lives on a boat and that was all I needed. And I’ve been pretty much going off that for three years now and it’s worked out, I mean, pretty well in my opinion.
EMILY: I know, but at least you have a home, right. I have an apartment.
LUCAS: I don’t even have a home.
EMILY: Nathan has a Bronco. That’s it. What does he have? He has nothing.
LUCAS: You know what? It’s a really nice Bronco.
ERIC: It looks really nice. You have an office.
LUCAS: I have an office.
ERIC: You have a whole police station.
LUCAS: I have a whole police station. Do you think maybe I have a Murphy bed in my office?
ERIC: I think you probably, unbeknownst to the audience, sleep on my boat.
What’s going to happen between Audrey and Nathan? Is Nathan attracted to Audrey or is he attracted to her power?
EMILY: I think Eric should answer all these questions.
ERIC: Okay, Part A, none of your business. Part B, none of your business. No, what was the first question? What happens with Nathan and Audrey this season? Everything. How about that?
EMILY: A lot.
ERIC: But it’s something that’s really special about Nathan and Audrey is their relationship as friends. So it’s a tricky situation to explore anything beyond that. I think the writers have done a great job of always sort of teasing with those possibilities but maintaining that mutual friend respect underneath it all. And this year, I think they found very interesting ways to maybe satisfy some fan urges without messing up the character’s basic relationship.
EMILY: Yes, I mean the triangle must exist. So all of the things that come and go with making that interesting occur. And I think that — in seeing the first two episodes, I guess that doesn’t happen until the end of season — that’s the three. But she has a large sort of mission that gets put in front of her and that affects the way she sees and views her relationships and how she’s going to handle them. So that kind of messes with the communication and the way that everything kind of goes down as well because she’s trying to figure out how to protect the people she loves as well as well as love them and love them well, and she tries to figure out what that looks like.
Both the Teagues brothers have been in love with Audrey in her past, one as Lucy, one as Sarah and it seems like this season Vince is very dead set on helping her uncover some answers. Will we get to find out more about Audrey’s history as being Lucy and Sarah and how she’s involved with the Teagues brothers?
EMILY: Yes, the Teagues brothers. They’re unique aren’t they? They’re fantastic. In terms of their love for Lucy and Sarah, I definitely know that Sarah part is true. I think they have history, obviously, with Lucy. But, in terms of seeing more of Sarah and Lucy, that’s one of my absolute positive favorite things of this season. It’s very rare when you do a show and your cast as a character that you get to play other characters. So the fact that I was given the opportunity to create two entirely different people and be allowed to take the risks and do what you need to do to do that is really exciting and was really, really neat. I had a lot of fun playing Sarah and doing scenes and actually not just posing for photographs, but actually being her. It was really exciting and I learned a lot and it was really fun. So, I think that will be a really neat aspect of the seasons this year, at least I hope it is.
In one of the promotion trailers we see Agent Howard’s return. Can you talk about that?
EMILY: Yes, he’s a pretty major. He’s a lot bigger than I think we’ve let on to him being and I think that you’re on to something. So I would pay attention to your HAVEN instincts, and that’s all I can say on that.
Will we get to see more of Duke’s powers?
ERIC: Yes, I think that is a big part of Duke’s entire arch this season is sort of his struggle with this power that he has and wanting really not wanting to have it. He’s going to learn a lot about his family and where these powers come from and who he ultimately wants to be and how he wants to use these powers.
Will there be more confrontations between Duke and Nathan?
ERIC: I think an inherent part of this show is the dynamics between Nathan and Duke. It is in some ways the — and I mean this sincerely — the love story between Nathan and Duke — and when I say love story, I really mean as brothers — I think is going to be a huge part of the life of this show. And so yes, there’s a lot of that revealed this season.
Now that Nathan has a tattoo, can you talk a little bit about how many different kinds of ways that’s going to affect his relationship with Duke?
LUCAS: Right. Yes, I guess we did talk about it in the first episode, a little bit.
ERIC: The first five minutes.
LUCAS: Yes, but it does come up in a very important way and a large story point in the whole third season is this tattoo. I can’t say exactly how or why or speak to how much Duke is perpetually afraid of Nathan because of that tattoo. I don’t know that. What do you think, Eric, does it alter our relationship completely?
ERIC: Well, I think the tattoo is a device. It is a device that is used to further separate the divide between Nathan and Duke and I think for fans of the show how to pay attention, they’ve always seen that there is this underlying respect and love between Nathan and Duke and they are like brothers in many ways. So, I think it’s one of the funnest storylines in the series and, in the season, it is the desire the fans that have and even we as actors, I think, have for these two guys to finally resolve their issues. The tragedy there may be that they may not ever be able to but that’s what you’re rooting for. And the tattoo and the symbolism of it is just another device to continue that.
How do you feel that the revelations about Duke’s father at the end of season two affected him?
ERIC: I think Duke has always been superficially self-servant. I don’t think that’s who he is at his core and I think that’s what makes him intriguing as a character. But I think the discover of what he learned about his family at the end of last season and there that’s going to take him this season is going to provide some really intense and emotional moments in this season. It’s going to really force Duke to question everything about his life and that’s why we watch movies. That’s why we watch television shows. We watch to see people in love. We watch to see people in the greatest moments of triumph and the greatest moments of tragedy in their lives, and I think this season provides that. All three of these characters are really sent on a journey to the furthest reaches of their limits and that’s why people turn on the television. So yes, I think those revelations are going to have a big impact on Duke this season.
What was the most shocking reveal about your character that you found out?
EMILY: My honest answer, unfortunately I can’t answer for you. There was to me a shocker this season but I unfortunately cannot say but I will say what episode it happened in and that was 309. To me that was the shocker.
ERIC: I mean, yes, I think the most amazing reveal for Duke this season is everything that he’s going to learn about his family this year. Even more importantly, there’s an incredible reveal that he learns about his relationship to Emily’s character, Audrey. Duke finds out and reveals some pretty amazing things about his relationship and dynamic with Audrey. It’s kind of unreal.
LUCAS: Yes. I guess that would be the same. I can’t tell you anything either. But two-thirds of the way through the season there’s — well, no actually I guess the reveal is at the end of the season. So you better watch the whole darn thing and then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
What can you tell us about your Halloween episode coming up?
EMILY: It’s very scary and we were actually warned before we filmed in the location that it was a haunted location. Nothing really happened to us while we were there.
ERIC: That’s not true. I got knocked on my ass at that house and had a bruise the size of my face and on my left butt cheek.
EMILY: That is true and you took me out in the process.
ERIC: Yes. The ground underneath that house literally sucked my leg out from underneath me, threw me on the ground and then took out Emily with it. That wasn’t my fault.
EMILY: But it was really cool because we opened up a closet and in the back of this closet were all of these really old piano scrolls.
LUCAS: The old record players.
EMILY: And our art department had to put them in there, so it was a really eerie, weird house. Jason Priestley came back and directed that episode, which is always fun to see him again and have him working with us. But we were really happy to get out of that house.
LUCAS: Yes, it was claustrophobic.
EMILY: Yes, it was creepy.
ERIC: And also the Halloween episode is amazing because we have the amazing Iain Glenn from Game of Thrones in the episode.
LUCAS: Right. Amazing guest performance from Iain.
LUCAS: But it was definitely a creepy joint and we did get a visit from the paranormal society that tried to warn us off shooting there but we don’t take any advice from anyone. And we risked life and limb to bring you this…
What was your most memorable moment filming this year?
EMILY: That’s a tough question.
ERIC: My most memorable moment was there is an episode where a woman is trapped in a car that is sinking under water and it was a huge stunt. It was the first time where our show felt really big and we have the car over this cliff, in the ocean waves crashing on it, paramedics and stunt guys and cranes. That to me was probably the most memorable moment was this. I mean, I felt like we were making a movie. It was really cool.
EMILY: It was huge. I felt that way too about episode. I say this all the time, but episode 309 it’s a time travel episode and watching every single department show out like completely to the nines, like this era, I mean, it felt like a film. It felt like you walked on set — and Haven was still Haven because it feels classic and sort of timeless — but yet it was getting to see it like it all of it’s like shine and glory from that 50s era. And it was fan-freaking-tastic.
ERIC: Yes, it’s true. That’s probably one of my highlights from this year too is that whole episode. It was like doing a period film. The production value was just amazing. Hair and makeup and wardrobe and the art department really did a phenomenal job and we had such cool locations and scenes. It was really exciting to be a part of.
LUCAS: Yes, I think it’s one of the funnest parts about this element of this season is the moments where we got to see Haven at the turn of the century and other centuries and in other decades this. And we’ve always sort of known these different incarnations of Audrey exist but to kind of go and see some of them in different versions — it’s going to be really fun for the fans.
HAVEN has generally been a summer series but this year it’s moving to a fall premier. What was the motivation for this and do you think it will help or hurt the show?
LLOYD: Well, I can give you what is the total honest answer without posturing whatsoever. I think it shows the strength of the show and the franchise to the network and that the network sees great growth potential in the Fall. And they are very excited about the two hour block that now has been created with our marriage to WWE and obviously our connection to that is even deeper now with the role of Dwight played by Adam Copeland aka Edge. And so, I believe, as they believe that there is greater opportunity for us now to reach an even more diverse audience. And so that is the goal and aspiration and I think it’s a pretty wonderful vote of confidence for the show.
ERIC: Yes, and I think just from the standpoint of the cast we were both excited and nervous about the prospect of this. I think on the one hand what Lloyd just expressed, we all felt. I mean, it felt like we’d been sort of really been validated that they believed in us enough to put us on the Fall schedule. The challenge of that, obviously, is in the Fall there are more shows, there is more options for people to tune in to, there’s more competition. And with great risk there is great reward and I think that’s what we’re facing right now. So I think the one thing I would just like to express is that that’s why it is so important — given the hiatus that we’ve had whereas normally we would be on in the summer a few more extra months — we really, really need fans of the show, everyone who loves the show and wants to see it continue to really get out there. Tell your friends, tell people, spread the word because we have great support from our network and our studios who promote us with every resource they have. But, I don’t care how big a network is or how powerful a company is, what generates a show’s ratings and what keeps it on the air is the fans who tune in every week. It really is that much more important this year for the fans of the show and the journalists and bloggers and twitter feeds that love the show to get out and then remind people that it’s coming back on. That it’s going to be on the air September 21, Friday at 10:00 pm and September 28, 9:00 pm on Showcase in Canada. It’s paramount that that happens because we have this great opportunity that Syfy has given us and it’s now up to us and the fans to really deliver on that. And that only happens with the fans tuning in, watching the show live and spreading the word about it, and bringing more people to the table.
The #EscapeToHaven hash tag promotion and the video and it makes me wonder if the “troubles” become more organized this season and how that might affect your characters.
LUCAS: That’s probably a Lloyd question.
LLOYD: Yes. Well, we have to be delicate about how to answer this question. I don’t know if Sam Ernst has joined us in this call. But I think Sam actually on set but the truth is if we answer that we might have to kill everybody because there are some secrets in there that if we told you they would be spoiler alerts.
ERIC: I think the coolest thing about what we’re trying to do with the Twitter stories and the online sort of interactions and storylines is really to enhance the experience of the show for everybody. It’s not necessarily something that nobody else is doing at this point. But we’re really trying to do it in the unique way that makes it exciting for the viewers and makes it exciting for the fans to feel like they get a little bit extra and a little bit more than just from watching the episodes on television. And then hopefully, also enhance the experience of watching the episodes.
LLOYD: Yes, I couldn’t have said it more eloquently than Eric did. I think what’s neat — what this initiative is and it is unique in that we were the first people to really take social media and take it to another level last year with Vince and Dave’s experience and interaction with our audience. This year we’re going way beyond that and integrating these opportunities for our audience to interact and sharing with them gems that are going to be happening over the season. And also helping people who have never seen the show before and getting them excited about possibly joining our community. So it’s bringing people up to date with what has been happening in the past and getting our committed audience excited about the season to come.
What in the new season are you most excited for fans to see?
LUCAS: I think season just feels like the show’s really got its game on. Everything the scripts this year are hugely ambitious and I think the show succeeded in producing hugely ambitious storylines. The stakes are that much higher. Like everything’s just kind of juiced up a bit. So for people that enjoyed following the first two seasons, where it has felt like it’s been a sort of steady increase on intrigue, it’s like the lid gets blown off a lot of it this year. So I’m excited to see how people react to that. A lot of big questions and big mysteries are answered in a way that they haven’t been up until now, and I think just each show is bigger and better than ever before.
ERIC: Yes, I’m most excited about the fans getting to see just how deep down the rabbit hole this show goes this year. It just sort of opened Pandora’s box and it kind of lets everything out of the bag. It’s pretty cool.
EMILY: I think that’s the neat thing about the genre of sci-fi is that a lot of things are possible and this season with the methodology of this show, we actually go into a lot of those questions and see some of those answers sort of face to face. I’m really excited about the finale. We just shot that. And I think that by the end, people are going to be like, “What the heck?!” So that’s exciting to me to have shot the finale and to feel like it’s a strong, strong season. Looking back and going, “Oh, that was a cool episode. Then that was that episode. Oh, and that was that episode.” It’s like it’s really neat to feel like you have a very large amount of very strong episodes. That’s exciting for a cast to look at their season to see that.
LUCAS: Yes, and I would also I’m really excited for the fans to see the quality of the show this year. The show feels bigger. It looks bigger and, I think for me personally, as a fan of science fiction I get frustrated at shows that I love that in the third and fourth season they sort run out of ideas, and everything starts to feel almost over the top and it starts to just sort of go off the rails. I was really proud that I feel like we’re just starting to hit our stride and the show is now just actually starting to get interesting. And what’s going to be really exciting is what we’re going to learn about this show in seasons four and five because of everything that happens in this season. This season is huge.
To see exactly how much dark, mysterious and romantically entangled this season of HAVEN becomes, be sure to tune in for the third season premiere on Friday, September 21st at 10PM on Syfy (Friday September 28th at 9PM on Showcase in Canada).
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