By Odin's beard! Syfy to air New Zealand’s hit series The Almighty Johnsons

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Aug 13, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT (Updated)

The mighty Gods of Asgard are coming to the U.S. as Syfy acquires New Zealand’s hit comedy-drama fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons.

Fresh off the success of such international hit series as Lost Girl and Continuum, Syfy has acquired the first two seasons of The Almighty Johnsons.

So get ready for 23 episodes filled with godly goodness, along with a bit of humor and a bit of drama, 'cause, you know, "with great power comes great responisibility."

Below is the official press release:

NEW YORK – August 13, 2013 -- Expanding its stable of international hits such as Lost Girl and Continuum , Syfy today announced it has acquired the first two seasons (23 episodes) of the popular New Zealand scripted series The Almighty Johnsons from independent television distributor ALL3MEDIA International.
The Almighty Johnsons is a production of South Pacific Pictures.
Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons , consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on Syfy in 2014.
The action-packed comedy drama The Almighty Johnsons follows the Johnson boys, four typical fun-loving guys – who have inherited the power of Norse Gods. But these four brothers are no flashy superheroes. Everyday Gods have everyday struggles – searching for love, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling their God-like destiny – while still enjoying a few beers with their mates.
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, 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, 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.”

The Almighty Johnsons stars, from left to right (in the pic above): Jared Turner (Spartacus: War of the Damned) as Ty aka Hod; Dean O’ Gorman (The Hobbit) as Anders aka Bragi; Emmett Couling Skilton as Axl aka the allfather Odin; Tim Balme as Mike aka Ullr; and Ben Harrington as their grandpa Olaf aka Baldr.

Are you guys looking forward to The Almighty Johnsons?