Stephen King stories do not get turned into weekly television shows. Adaptations have been done as theatrical or television movies or mini-series, but none have not gone the weekly series route. The closest exception would be the eight-episode 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes,' which was based on eight short stories, while the planned adaptation of the epic book 'Under The Dome' might get a 10- to 12-episode cable run.
Set to begin shooting in April and hit the airwaves in July, Syfy's 'Haven,' inspired by the King novella 'The Colorado Kid,' will be the first adaptation to officially challenge that long-running paradigm.
According to star Emily Rose, who spoke to AOL at last week's Syfy Channel Upfront, there are 13 episodes of 'Haven' planned for season one, and she hoped it might extend beyond that.
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