Most troubling news for Haven – Syfy has cancelled the supernatural drama.
Haven will end its run after the remainder of Season 5 airs this fall, following the cabler’s decision not to move forward with Season 6, TheWrap reports.
The decision to cancel Haven came after the 26-episode fifth season was already in the can, but Showrunner Gabrielle Stanton insists that it has a “satisfying ending”:
“We are looking at our final episodes coming up. We approached as if it was going to be our final season, so we were ready for it story-wise. But you never know. If a million people watch, maybe we can do something about that… But we had an idea that it might be [the final season]. I’m sure as a fellow TV fan, there’s nothing more annoying than when a show kind of feels like it might be wrapping up, but they just don’t address it, they don’t come to any kind of satisfying conclusion. I always think that’s cheating the audience a little bit, of a nice satisfying ending. So we really looked at these 13 episodes as if… If we were indeed going to end, what would be the best ending we could possibly do for Haven?
With that in mind, Stanton notes that Haven doesn’t end on a massive cliffhanger, but believes the story could “absolutely” continue if the show were to find a new home – the chances of which seem slim:
We left it open but if it is the series finale, we think the fans will be satisfied. We didn’t want to leave it on a giant cliffhanger, just in case we didn’t come back.
I’m sure that [the show’s production companies] eOne and Piller/Segan/Shepard are out there looking at [finding a new home], which is out there now. It’s so cool, that that option now exists where it never used to. I can’t speak to it personally because I’m not involved in those discussions.
Haven returns for its fifth and final season Oct. 8 on Syfy.