A few months ago, I made a Twitter discovery. One of the writers on one of my favourite sci-fi shows has Trini roots! Her name is Shernold Edwards and she’s from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada but her parents are from my homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. (Squee!)
Syfy’s Haven is one of the scariest shows on television. You might jump up shouting, “No, it’s American Horror Story!” but no. I said scariest, not kinkiest and I’m pretty sure that AHS isn’t even that. For my money, Haven is a scary show mostly because it’s four seasons along and we still don’t know what the heck is going on! The only guarantee is that every week something very scary is going to happen with fatal consequences to some unsuspecting people, and the lead characters make us love them even more. They frustrate us too, but that’s another story. Shernold’s presence on the creative team actually explains some nods to T&T which may have gone unnoticed by most viewers.
Besides Haven, she has lent her talents to series like Degrassi: The Next Generation, Instant Star, Shattered, ‘Da Kink In My Hair and others. She’s also penned an adapted screenplay for Terry McMillan’s A Day Late and a Dollar Short. The film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames will premiere on Lifetime in 2014. If nothing else Shernold Edwards is one seriously talented lady but besides that she has a sparkling personality. As you’ll see in this interview on Global TV’s The Morning Show, she’s funny, warm, confident and incredibly down-to-earth. Find her on Twitter: @shernoldedwards.
Photo Credit: Global TV’s The Morning Show
Update dated April 13, 2016
Haven’s run ended on December 2015. However Shernold has been hard at workd on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. My sister and I were delighted by her (unofficial Caribbean folklore tribute) episode, “This Red Lady from Caribee.” I’ll never look at green seasoning the same way again. (Ha ha!) Here’s a clip:
SLEEPY HOLLOW | Uncomfortable News from “This Red Lady from Caribee” | FOX BROADCASTING