About The Almighty Johnsons
Tim Balme (Maddigan’s Quest, Mercy Peak, Shortland Street), Dean O’Gorman (McLeod’s Daughters, Shortland Street), Jared Turner (Go Girls, Power Rangers) and newcomer Emmett Skilton star as the Johnson brothers: Mike, Anders, Ty and Axl.
The Johnsons are four ordinary Kiwi brothers who have inherited the powers of Norse Gods. But Norse Gods lived a long time ago, and over many generations, their powers have become diluted. So the Johnsons aren’t like those flashy cartoon superheroes, they are typical Kiwi blokes who don’t much like to stand out from the crowd. This is New Zealand after all, and if Godzone really had gods, and they walked among us, let’s face it… you probably wouldn’t even notice.
These everyday gods also have everyday struggles - striving to love stroppy women, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling your God-like destiny, all while still finding the time to enjoy a few beers with your mates.
Ben Barrington (Outrageous Fortune, The Insiders Guide to Love, The Strip) joins the show as the Johnsons’ forever young grandfather, Olaf. Rounding out the series cast is Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, The Vintner’s Luck), Roz Turnbull (Outrageous Fortune, Spies & Lies, Stolen), Alison Bruce (This Is Not My Life, Legend of the Seeker) and Michelle Langstone (McLeod’s Daughters, This is Not My Life).