The Almighty Johnsons is a fantasy show based in New Zealand. I think this is the first time we have done a show from this area of the world. The Johnsons are all human manifestations of Norse Gods. They become aware of who and what they are on their 21st birthday. They escaped to New Zealand (of all places) to avoid religious persecution. Throughout the years, their powers are diminished but it has beeN foretold that when Odin completes his quest that they will again become full Gods.
Axl Johnson is about to turn 21 and so his grandfather, who he believes is his cousin, and his brothers, take him out the woods to tell him the family history. He is rightfully distrustful and believes that his family is about to pull some sort of weird prank on him. He learns that the man he believes to be his cousin is actually his grandfather. Olaf Johnson is actually Baldr and this makes him the God of long life and rebirth. This is why he looks young, despite the fact that he is actually 90 years old. Olaf is the oracle of he family, and he is the one responsible for figuring out exactly which God Axl is. It turns out, Axl is the reincarnation of Odin.
Axl quickly moves from disbelief to excitement. He is desperate to find out what his God power is as all of his male family members do seem to have some sort of power. His older brother Mike Johnson who raised him is Ullr - the God of the hunt and he has the ability to win any game he chooses to play. Anders Johnson is Bragi, and is he God of manipulation and poetry. A simple whisper in someone's ear is enough to get them to act in the manner that he wants. Mike makes it clear that he believes that Anders is evil, as well as the veiled suggestion that he is a rapist. If one is manipulated into having sex, then one cannot consent. Ty Johnson is Höðr - the God who has the power to make everything around him cold.
There are a group of women who attempt to halt the prophecy of Odin's return, but their actions actually fulfill the finale prophecy. At this point, I highly suspect that this group of women are actually female Gods, but we have been given no back story surrounding their purpose. They attempt to kill Axl twice, and they fail twice.