Compelling Drama Fantasy Blend to Air in US
New Zealand television series The Almighty Johnsons has been bought by American cable channel Syfy, marking the first time a wholly New Zealand-made television drama has aired in the United States.
The NBCU cabler has acquired the first two seasons of The Almighty Johnsons from distributor All3Media International. The show, from South Pacific Pictures, centres on four fun-loving guys who inherited the power of Norse Gods.
The 10-segment 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,” Syfy senior vice president of programming Chris Regina said. “A compelling blend of fantasy and comedy, this quirky series should resonate strongly with our viewers.”
The Almighty Johnsons stars Emmett Skilton, Tim Balme, Dean O’Gorman and Jared Turner.