Last month we reported that WWE star Edge, aka Adam Copeland, will be guest starring on Syfy’s Haven, which returns for its second season in July 2011. Syfy has now announced that the very hunky Chilean-born Cristian de la Fuente (Private Practice, In Plain Sight) will also be guest starring on what I believe was the best new show of last summer. Syfy already announced earlier this year that former teen heartthrob Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz, Beverly Hills 90210) will be featured in a four-episode arc and will also be directing an episode.
Jason Priestley will reportedly be playing “a handsome but anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing” while de la Fuente will be playing “a straight-laced, conservative, mild-mannered banker who we discover is hiding a dark and shocking double life.” Shouldn’t that be “a handsome but straight-laced…”?
Attractiveness aside, I’m very hopeful that this second season will live up to the first, whose quiet but steady build of series mythology blended so well with its “troubles”-of-the-week approach to make the series accessible throughout its rookie season. What brought “the troubles” (the usual abilities of some Haven-ites) in the first place, and why are they back after being dormant for so many years? And who is Audrey, really? Will she find out? Will we?
Here’s the current promo that Syfy is running to whet our whistles for July 15. My calendar has been marked for months:
Haven, starring Emily Rose (Uncharted), Lucas Bryant (The Vow, Dollhouse), and Eric Balfour (Skyline, No Ordinary Family) returns for its second season on Friday, July 15 at 10/9C on Syfy.