Set in New Zealand, “The Almighty Johnsons” is an Action-packed Comedy Drama about Four Brothers who just Happen to be Descended from Norse Gods
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DVD and Blu-ray Feature the Unedited Version of Season 1
Series Airs on Syfy Fridays, July 11 – September 12
Arlington, Va. – August 21, 2014 – PBS Distribution announced today it will release the unedited version of “THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS SEASON 1” on DVD and Blu-ray October 7, 2014. The Johnson brothers, Mike, Anders, Ty, and Axl, are far from ordinary – they are descendants of Norse gods. Upon turning 21, each brother secretly became a Norse god with his own powers, except that their powers are not all that powerful anymore.
With guidance from the family oracle (their eternally young grandfather Olaf) and with the help of his brothers, Axl, as the human incarnation of Odin, god of wisdom, victory, and magic, must embark upon his life’s quest, to find Frigg, his beloved. The family prophecy states that only when Odin and Frigg are reunited will the house of Asgard be rebuilt and the Gods will rule again – unless their nemeses, the power-hungry Goddesses, can stop the Johnsons and find Frigg first!
The Johnson’s are led by the eldest brother Mike. Mike’s power is derived from Ullr, the God of skill, hunt and duel. Anders is the second Johnson brother. His power is derived from Bragi, the God of poetry, which means he can influence people with his words. Anders’ unique ability has served him alright in a business sense. He runs a small PR company and does pretty well for himself with the ladies. The third brother, Ty, is the human incarnation of Hodor (also known as Hodur or Hoor or Hoth), the blind Norse God of winter and darkness. As Hodor, his Godlike ‘power’ is to make things slightly colder – a room when he walks into it, a glass of beer when he’s holding it. Last, but certainly not least, is Axl. Axl is an ordinary 20-year old, about to become the 21-year old human incarnation of Odin, a deity with responsibilities far out-weighing anything Axl wants or needs in his life at his tender young age.
“THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS SEASON 1” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 7, 2014. The run time is approximately 465 minutes on 3 discs. The DVD SRP is $39.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $44.99. The program will also be available for digital download. DVD and Blu-ray special features include episode 1 commentary with Tim Balme (Mike), Emmett Skilton (Axl), and director Mark Beesley; plus a bonus cast interview.
“The Almighty Johnsons” is from the creators of the Oscar®-nominated film “Whale Rider.” “The Almighty Johnsons” is produced by South Pacific Pictures, part of the all3media group of companies and is represented around the world by all3media International.
Viewer Discretion is Advised: This program includes materials that may not be appropriate for younger viewers. May contain suggestive dialogue, coarse language, sexual content, and violence.