TVLine has learned exclusively that Laura Mennell, who played the “suggestive” Nina on Syfy’s Alphas, has joined Haven Season 5 in the recurring role of Dr. Erin Reid, a brilliant (and, well, beautiful) epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who fears the titular town is on the verge of a deadly viral outbreak.
Dr. Reid is described as “a force to be reckoned with,” as Audrey (played by Emily Rose), Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) quickly will discover. And while Dwight (Adam Copeland) will work overtime to keep hidden Haven’s secrets, the CDC whiz unknowingly uncovers a genetic marker found only in Troubled people. Could that mean a cure is around the corner…?!
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In addition to her Alphas run, Mennell’s resume features numerous other Syfy/Sci-Fi offerings such as Eureka, The 4400, two Stargates, Andromeda, Sanctuary and Flash Gordon. Her credits also include TV’s Motive and Supernatural and the big screen’s Watchmen.
Filming for Haven’s 26-episode fifth season is currently underway on location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.