Jason Priestly lands arc on SyFy's "Haven"

Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:15pm EST
 
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By Marisa Guthrie

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jason Priestley has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the upcoming second season of the SyFy cable network drama "Haven," the network announced Friday.

Priestly will play Chris Weekly, "a handsome anti-social marine biologist who must deal with an affliction most would consider a blessing," according to the network. No word on what that "affliction" is, of course.

Priestley will also direct one episode of "Haven," which commences production next month in Nova Scotia. The second season of 13 episodes is targeted to bow this summer.

The actor has honed a directing career in the wake of his star-making turn on the '90s series "Beverly Hills 90210." And while he's also acted in numerous television series, most of them ("Love Monkey," "Side Order of Life," last summer's ABC drama "Scoundrels") have failed to catch on.

He's currently starring in the critically hailed Canadian comedy "Call Me Fitz," playing a morally bankrupt used car salesman. Fitz is set to bow on DirecTV's The 101 Network April 21.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)