Word is going around that The Almighty Johnsons has been given the axe following two great seasons on TV3.
The news is yet to be confirmed by TV3 but several cast members and the show’s creator have said that the show’s future looks bleak.
Emmett Skilton, who plays the role of Axl (Odin), said on Twitter: “Sadly friends, Odins quest has ended for now.. It was such a great pleasure to create and share the world with each and every one of you.”
Series creator James Griffin said that ideas to wrap up the second season cliffhanger in the form of a third season or telemovie were declined by TV3.
“It’s far from ideal, not a great state of affairs,” he said.
TV3 have said that it is yet to be cancelled, with the network tweeting: “Discussions with South Pacific are ongoing with regards to future of #AlmightyJohnsons. It’s not definitely cancelled despite media reports.”
Much of the talk on social media today is centred on the fact that we may be loosing a quality kiwi comedy/drama while reality shows such as The Ridges and The GC take over.
Let’s hope this isn’t the last we have seen of the Johnsons.
A Facebook page has been set up for those who support the show.