Prime Video Orders Crime Thriller Haven


Prime Video has ordered to series the thriller Haven (w.t.), with Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Bodies, The Queen’s Gambit) and Archie Madekwe (Saltburn, Gran Turismo) set to star.

Crime novelist S.A. Nikias is attached to write the series, and Sam Miller (I May Destroy You, Black Mirror, A Gentleman in Moscow) is set to direct the first three episodes and serve as an executive producer. Drama Republic (One Day, The English, The Lovers, Doctor Foster) is producing, alongside Amazon MGM Studios.

The series begins with a gang of violent thieves bursting into a pension fund investment company and forcing ordinary office workers Zara and Luke to execute their demands. DCI Rhys, a relapsed gambling addict, must then try to determine who would steal billions of pounds from ordinary people’s pensions while keeping his own money problems at bay.

“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 at 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.”

“When we asked first-time TV screenwriter Sotiris Nikias if he’d like to have a go at writing a thriller, we were astonished by the results,” commented Drama Republic’s Rebecca de Souza (The Lovers, The Confessions of Frannie Langton) and Greg Brenman (The English, An Honourable Woman). “His roller-coasting, nail-biting and funny scripts have quite rightly attracted a tremendous cast and top-tier creative team. We couldn’t be more delighted.”