JJ TV series is live!

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Followers of Jamie Johnson have, over the years, sent me many messages asking about that possibilities of a JJ film or TV series. Well, the time has now come! Short Form Film and CBBC have made the TV show and now you can watch it!

All three episodes of Jamie Johnson, Season 1, are available now via the BBC iPlayer. Click the link below to view.

It’s been a long and brilliant journey to get to this point and everyone that has read the books and spread the word about them has played such an important role in the journey.

Naturally the TV show is slightly different to the books so keep an open mind as you enter Jamie’s on-screen world.

Do let us know what you think. Short Form Film company have done a terrific job bringing Jamie Johnson to life and now he’s there for you to watch and follow.

So, thank you again for your support, enjoy the show and we look forward to making Season 2 for you as soon as we can.

Dan Freedman

45 Responses to “JJ TV series is live!”

  1. Alex M June 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    I think the series was great. They naturally changed a few things, I noticed Kingfield School was now called Kingsmount, and Hugo Bogson (or Boggy!) attends that school rather than The Grove where he first meets Jamie but aside from everything else, most is pretty much the same. It was well directed (I loved the little football animation scenes and of course the MOTD cut-scenes) and I thought the actors were excellent. This is something I’ve been dreaming of for more than five years to put a face to the name. Looking to the new series when/if it comes out.

    • Dan Freedman June 14, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      Thank you Alex! I’m pleased you enjoyed it!

      • hudaifa March 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

        You came to my school Dan
        The schools name is Somerville

        • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:40 am #

          Did you enjoy the visit?

    • Natalia April 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

      It has just come out

  2. Fiona Cox June 18, 2016 at 6:20 am #

    Hi Dan

    Just watching the new series with my son Charlie Cox. We both loved reading the books together and are both really enjoying watching the series! I like the soundtrack too! Well done!

    • Dan Freedman June 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

      Thanks Fiona! I’m really pleased you like it! Have you still been writing poetry Charlie?

  3. Timi Odusami August 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I think the series is ace. I like the mix of football and school life but the only thing is when is episode 4 coming to CBBC?

    • Dan Freedman August 2, 2016 at 10:07 am #

      There will be another series coming next year!

  4. Ajanthan August 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    I find the electric ball animation parts a bit weird but other than that I found the slice of life part quite interesting.

    • Dan Freedman August 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

      Great feed back. Thanks for your comments. Is there any other parts you liked/ disliked?

  5. Harry Mothersdale October 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm #

    Hi Dan! When is the next JJ book out?

    • Dan Freedman October 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

      Have you read Born to Play? It’s the book the TV series was based on.

      • connor November 3, 2016 at 10:28 am #

        hi see you on wednesday

        • Dan Freedman November 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

          Looking forward to my visit to Sir Frederic Osborn School!

  6. caroline & ali October 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    We missed series 1 & 2! Not at all sure how! Despite reading WHOLE series 2x…
    How can we download now that it’s off the iplayer 🙁
    AND WE WANT THE NEXT BOOK PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dan Freedman October 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

      Series 2 is not out until next year so you haven’t missed it! Here’s the link to series 1. Enjoy.
      Series 1

      • Dan February 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

        Hi Dan

        I see that season 1 is being repeated on CBBC, at the moment. Any idea when season 2 is due to be aired?

        • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

          Hi there. Season 2 is due to be shown in the summer Dan!

  7. henry January 25, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    Great book lad!!! i loved it verry much<<<<3333

    • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

      Thank you Henry!

  8. sujay February 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    when is episode 4 coming out

    • Dan Freedman February 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

      In the summer! Not long to wait now.

  9. Henry Ekerholt March 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

    Hey man! it me again i am righting a thing for school project and i need some help how old are you and what date were you born? and could you give me some informasjon on your author life?

  10. Evan Smith March 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    Hi Dan
    Think your books were amazing is the going to any more I have read born to play and skills from Brazil. I enjoyed the TV show. Will we see Jamie playing for hawk stone aginsut real marend in champions league
    Many thanks Evan smith

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:38 am #

      You will have to wait and see Evan! Who is your favourite character?

  11. Jon Moulder April 5, 2017 at 11:15 pm #

    Can’t wait for episode 4, even with the age frame being so young, I still love the show and hope to see the next episode asap ! 😀

    • Dan Freedman April 7, 2017 at 8:31 am #

      Thank you Jon. I’m pleased you like it!

  12. Haroon April 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    I couldn’t care if I was 16 and watching or reading JJ’s Journey, what I have to say that the series is fantastic but reading the books are even better! The books bring a vast prominence of Jamie’s character which allowed the journey to be even better.

    The one thing that I clocked during ”Skills to Brazil” was that Jamie was still playing at the age of 30+ so if you (Dan) have or haven’t noticed this, I would love to see one more book about JJ’s story because it has left me guessing…

    Overall, I am thankful for the series but mostly the books because it has inspired me to write about sport as well.

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 10:07 am #

      Hi. It’s great to hear that you love the books! It make all the time I spent writing them worth while when I hear comments like this. Thank you for letting me know!

  13. Jane Corke May 7, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    Hi, Is the TV Series available to watch in Australia?

    • Dan Freedman May 29, 2017 at 9:57 am #

      I’m not sure if it’s available in Austraila. I will have a look into it.

  14. Alice June 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi Dan,
    Love the series so far. Will there be a season three? Hope so!

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

      Hi Alice,
      I hope so too! I will let you know!

  15. Sunita June 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Hiya , will they be a series 3?

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi Sunita. I will let you know as soon as I do!

  16. Ibrahim June 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    when is there going to be a season 3 and any new books coming out?

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      Hi there. I will keep you posted on any new books or series. I have had a lot of requests!

  17. Kelly Douglas-Bentley June 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    My son has just discovered the TV series, how do we find series 1 episode 1,2,3? I’ve been looking all over and can’t seem to find it? Thankyou

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      Hi Kelly,
      Keep an eye out on CBBC as it gets repeated! I’m really pleased your son likes the series. Has he read the books?

  18. Kim Sidney June 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi! We avidly watch the Jamie Johnson series on cbbc and love it! Two of our boys play in a local team, coached by their dad and it has been amazing to see how they have grown in self belief and made so many friends. It has also spurred on their love of reading, so a huge thanks to you for such a relatable character! Will there be a series 3?!?!

    • Dan Freedman July 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      Hi Kim,
      Thanks for your lovely comment. It’s always great to hear that my books have encouraged them to read. It makes all the time that goes in to writing worth while. I will let everyone know about series 3!

  19. Heather August 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    I absolutely loved the TV series and am asking to buy the books. I really really really really really really really really really want a series 3. Will there be one and if so when?

    • Dan Freedman August 29, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      Hi Heather,
      There will be a series 3! It was filmed in the summer.

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