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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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