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The Almighty Johnsons is a new Kiwi comedy-drama TV series about four brothers who just happen to be descended from Norse Gods.

Each of the Johnson boys Anders, Mike, Axl and Ty has his own godlike power;
it's just that their powers aren't all that powerful.

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The Almighty Johnsons are now playing on Syfy US Fridays 10/9c

 

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The Almighty Johnsons complete season 3 is now on DVD – along with never-seen-before deleted scenes.

SYFY ACQUIRES HIT NEW ZEALAND ORIGINAL SERIES THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS FROM ALL3MEDIA INTERNATIONAL

THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS — ABOUT FOUR BROTHERS WITH THE POWERS OF NORSE GODS — WILL PREMIERE IN 2014

NEW YORK – August 13, 2013 — Expanding its stable of international hits such as Lost Girl and Continuum, Syfy today announced it has acquired the first two seasons (23 episodes) of the popular New Zealand scripted series The Almighty Johnsons from independent television distributor ALL3MEDIA International.

The Almighty Johnsons is a production of South Pacific Pictures.

Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on Syfy in 2014.

The action-packed comedy drama The Almighty Johnsons follows the Johnson boys, four typical fun-loving guys – who have inherited the power of Norse Gods. But these four brothers are no flashy superheroes. Everyday Gods have everyday struggles – searching for love, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling their God-like destiny – while still enjoying a few beers with their mates.

Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, said: “We’re delighted to introduce quality New Zealand programming to the Syfy audience. A compelling blend of fantasy and comedy, this quirky series should resonate strongly with our viewers.”

Kelly Martin, CEO, South Pacific Pictures, said: “We are thrilled with the deal that ALL3MEDIA International has done. The Almighty Johnsons will be the first wholly New Zealand originated and produced drama series to be broadcast in the United States, which is a terrific accomplishment and reflects the quality of the series.”

Louise Pedersen, Managing Director, ALL3MEDIA International, added: “This acquisition by an influential market such as the United States will be fantastic for the profile of The Almighty Johnsons and New Zealand drama on the global stage.”

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Director and producer Mark Beesley has worked on some of New Zealand’s most high profile series, including Outrageous Fortune, Shortland Street, The Blue Rose and The Almighty Johnsons. Beesley also worked on the big American shows Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: Legendary Journeys. He also wrote and directed the ‘Westie’ feature film Savage Honeymoon, which some credit as an inspiration for Outrageous Fortune.

In this ScreenTalk, Beesley talks about:

Loving the discipline of making fast-paced drama on Shortland Street
Getting a job directing on Xena despite not knowing about CGI
Learning that the ‘star’ comes first on the set of Hercules
How Savage Honeymoon was inspired by an American cartoon
Working around almost constant rain on set
His thoughts on whether or not the film inspired another famous ‘Westie’ drama
The ground-breaking style of Outrageous Fortune
How The Almighty Johnsons has created a unique type of primetime drama

Watch the full interview here.

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Playing God: Ben Barrington The New Zealand Herald 13/7

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We’re thrilled to say that pre-production is underway on season 3 of The Almighty Johnsons with filming commencing in mid-January 2013.

Watch this space…

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