The Amazing Extraordinary Friends


39 x 30’

Year of Production

2006 – 2008

Production Company


Commissioned By

TVNZ New Zealand



Ben Wilson, an ‘ordinary’ teenager, goes on a school trip and finds a mysterious metal insignia. The insignia turns him into Captain Extraordinary (Captain X), a superhero with great powers. But being Captain X brings Ben no end of grief. He hasn’t even mastered flying and suddenly he’s expected to save the city from all kinds of villainous plots. But with the help of his family and friends who turn into Captain X’s sidekicks, Captain X can save the city.

Series 1: 13 x 30’ 2006, Series 2: 13 x 30’2007, Series 3: 13 x 30’ HD 2008

Winner (2011): Award for Advancement of Television Drama, Seoul International Drama Awards

Finalist (2011): Best Children's Programme, AFTA Aotearoa (New Zealand) Film & TV Awards

Finalist (2008): Best Juvenile Drama, Seoul International Drama Awards