Syfy Acquires New Zealand Series ‘The Almighty Johnsons’ (Exclusive)


Acquisition marks first time a wholly New Zealand originated drama will air in the States

Syfy is adding another international property to its crop of shows.

The NBCU cabler has acquired the first two seasons of New Zealand series “The Almighty Johnsons” from distributor All3Media International. Dramedy, from South Pacific Pictures, centers on four fun-loving guys who inherited the power of Norse Gods.

The 10-seg first run will bow on Syfy next year. Season two’s 13 episodes are slated to follow.

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

“‘The Almighty Johnsons’ will be the first wholly New Zealand originated and produced drama series to be broadcast in the United States,” added South Pacific Pictures CEO Kelly Martin.

“Almighty Johnsons” joins programs including “Lost Girl” and “Continuum” in Syfy’s stable of acquired, international series.

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  1. kim says:

    I love the mighty Johnson’s have seen the first 2 season’s on British tv and can’t wait for the third but now America has signed up maybe I’ll get to watch this fab series again. Loving the Johnson’s especially Gaia x

  2. drakkhammer says:

    This is an awesome show, it’s just brilliant! I liked it so much I bought the last two seasons on DVD so I could rewatch them. It’s unusual to see this quality of writing and acting any more and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I can hardly wait to see the new season.

  3. Natasha says:

    So proud of the Artists and Creators of my home land – Kiwis will make their mark here in the U.S before long

  4. Brad says:

    Awesome news about a genuinely funny kiwi show. It’s a shame season 3 was so difficult to get made and now they have killed it all together.

  5. Danielle says:

    as a Kiwi.. totally proud of the Almighty Johnsons… wahoo!!

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