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South Pacific Pictures

The Almighty Johnsons
36 x 1hr comedy/drama

The Almighty Johnsons is a comedy drama series about four New Zealand brothers who just happen to be Norse Gods. They even have their own super-God-powers. Sort of ? it?s just that their powers aren't actually all that powerful. Well, not yet - but that could all change soon. Series 1 saw the Johnson brothers on a quest to find Frigg and fulfil the ancient prophesy so that they might get their full God powers? In Series 2, the youngest brother Axl, found himself on a more personal quest - to become Odin, he must first become Odin, framing the second series as a coming of age story. In Series 3, the Johnsons continue work on resolving the pesky Quest of matching up Odin with his Frigg before the whole family crashes and burns, but they also set about reclaiming their lives in the 'real' world. For a while, a heartbroken Axl rejects the whole notion of the Quest, choosing instead to party and live the life of a typical 23-year-old bloke. He'll spend some time in New Zealand's heartland, where he meets a good kiwi girl. But is she really the 'normal' girl he desires? ATTENTION USA BASED CUSTOMERS: Seasons 1-3 will be released as a box set on DVD and bluray (NTSC format) and will be availble from the 28TH OF APRIL from your local distributors.

Press Reviews

Awards

Script Writer Awards NZ 2012 ('SWANZ"): Best Television Episode (Drama Script). Series 2 Episode 5 by James Griffin

2012 New York Festivals Finalist Certificate for Best Writing

2014 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Season 3)

Producer(s):
Simon Bennett, Mark Beesley

Director(s):
various

Executive Producer(s):
James Griffin, Chris Bailey, Kelly Martin, John Barnett

Writer(s):
James Griffin & Rachel Lang (creators)

Production Year
2012

Type
TV Series

Genre
Fantasy

Stage
Distribution

Website:
almightyjohnsons.co.nz

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