New Zealand’s The Almighty Johnsons makes the cut and lands on Syfy.
Syfy is no stranger to airing international series. In fact, we wouldn’t have such awesome shows such as Lost Girl and Continuum here in the states if it weren’t for the cable network. And now, we can add another one to the list: The Almighty Johnsons from New Zealand.
The Almighty Johnsons is a dramedy that follows four fun-loving brothers who just happen to inherit the power of the Norse gods. However, instead of being flashy superheroes, these guys have to deal with the same things the rest of the world deals with: searching for love and overcoming sibling rivalry. While doing this, though, they have to figure out how to fulfill their god-like destinies.
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, show producer, 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, television distributor, 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.”
Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons will premiere on Syfy in 2014.