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Prime Video orders Haven from Drama Republic

May 10, 2024

By Nik Roseveare

Prime Video has ordered drama series Haven (working title), produced by Drama Republic.

The series stars Sophie Turner, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Archie Madekwe. Crime novelist S.A. Nikias is set to write, and Sam Miller is lined up to direct the first three episodes as well as serve as an executive producer. The series will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on a date TBC.

Haven is a thriller that follows ordinary office worker, Zara (Turner), who finds herself at the heart of the heist of the century. A typical workday at a pension fund investment company, Lochmill Capital, is upended when a gang of violent thieves burst in and force Zara and her best friend 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 centre of this far-reaching crime.

“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,” commented 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.”

“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. His rollercoasting, nail-biting and funny scripts have quite rightly attracted a tremendous cast and top-tier creative team. We couldn’t be more delighted,” added Rebecca de Souza and Greg Brenman of Drama Republic.

This marks Nikias’ series writing debut, he developed the series alongside Drama Republic, the UK production company behind Netflix series One Day and BBC drama Doctor Foster. The series will be jointly produced by Drama Republic and Amazon MGM Studios.

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