Teenager Ben Wilson transforms into super hero Captain Extraordinary

The Amazing Extraordinary Friends

39 episodes x 30 minutes | TVNZ 2

Greenstone’s children’s series The Amazing Extraordinary Friends Teenager Ben Wilson finds a mysterious emblem, which transforms him into super hero Captain Extraordinary, at the bottom of a river – that’s when his troubles begin…

He has to learn to control his super powers, and fight an array of super villains including Dominic Renfield, who heads the evil organisation Nemesis. Ben (played by Carl Dixon) has the erratic assistance of his pal Roy Bottle (played by Patrick Morrison), the love of his life Vicki Van Horton (Hannah Marshall), and orphan-with-an-attitude Wired (Robyn MacLean). Captain X’s wise and surprisingly athletic mentor is Harry ‘The Green Termite’ (played by David McPhail). On the dark side are Renfield (Stuart Devenie) and the beautiful but treacherous Ice (Tyler Jane Mitchel). The Amazing Extraordinary Friends was devised by Stephen Campbell.


Winner, Award for Advancement of Television Drama, Stephen Campbell

Seoul Drama Festival 2011


Finalist, Best Children's Programme (Stephen Campbell & Matt McPhail)

Afta Awards 2011


Finalist, Continuing Series (Stephen Campbell)

Roma Fiction Festival International, Italy 2008

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