Friday, May 10, 2024

Amazon Orders Drama 'Haven' Starring Sophie Turner, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Archie Madekwe

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series Haven starring Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen's Gambit) and Archie Madekwe (Saltburn). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The contemporary, high-octane thriller will center on the heist of the century and the ordinary office worker, Zara (Turner), who finds herself at the heart of it. A typical work day at a pension fund investment company is upended when a gang of violent thieves burst in and force Zara and her best mate Luke (Madekwe) to execute their demands. But who would steal billions of pounds of ordinary people's pensions and why? DCI Rhys (Fortune-Lloyd) is determined to find out, but as a recently relapsed gambling addict, Rhys must keep his own money problems at bay while dealing with the secret agendas and competing interests at the center of this far-reaching crime.

S.A. Nikias created the drama, with Sam Miller set to direct the first three episodes. Both will also serve as executive producers. Amazon MGM Studios and Drama Republic will produce.

"This attention grabbing series, written by S.A. Nikias, is a uniquely thrilling ride and serves as an ideal addition to round out our Pan-English slate implemented by Rola Bauer and her team," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Television, Amazon MGM Studios. "Haven, shepherded by the fantastic team at Drama Republic, with the wonderful Sam Miller set to direct, and starring the incredibly talented Sophie Turner, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Archie Madekwe has all the ingredients for a gripping, addictive, entertaining story for our global customers to enjoy."