While production on Season 5 of the Showcase hit series “Haven” is ongoing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, home-grown actress Laura Mennell has joined the cast of the show.
Mennell will have a recurring role playing Dr. Erin Reid, a brilliant and beautiful epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who fears the town of Haven is on the verge of a deadly viral outbreak. The second season will include 26 episodes in all.
Dr. Erin Reid is a worldly scientist whose focus is investigating the diseases that plague mankind. She’s a force to be reckoned with, as Audrey Parker (Emily Rose), Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) quickly discover. Meanwhile, Dwight Hendrickson (Adam Copeland) works overtime to keep the Troubles hidden from Erin. But when she unknowingly uncovers a genetic marker found only in Troubled people, the residents of Haven realize her discovery could lead to a scientific cure for the Troubles that plague the town.
When the series returns this fall, Haven’s protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke is now a ticking time bomb fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan faces his greatest fear that Audrey – the woman he’s fought so desperately to save – may be gone forever.
“Haven,” based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
“Haven” will return this fall to the network.