We knew Amazon was likely to drop a few series in its quest for universal hits, but this is a bloodbath. Not only have Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick and Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi been given the axe, but not even Jean-Claude Van Damme could kick it away.
You never quite know where Jean-Claude Van Damme will pop up next, but Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson has a good guess: international espionage. The aging action star makes an undercover comeback in the first full trailer for Amazon’s new series; now set for a December premiere.
It seems like forever ago that Jean-Claude Van Damme went meta for new Amazon pilot Jean-Claude Van Johnson, but don’t split on us just yet. The muscles from Brussels are back, bronze and willing to admit what a terrible idea this was in a fresh teaser.
If the Amazon crop of pilots seemed especially strong this past summer, they tend to agree with you. Not only does our rebooted version of The Tick now have a series order, but so too will Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson live to fight another day, while Kathryn Hahn will continue to express her love of Dick. There is nothing funny about that, stop snickering.
Does Jean-Claude Van Damme keep entire shelves for framed photos of his dogs? Does he make exclusive use of hygiene products adorned with his initials? How about a cabinet full of Pop-Tarts, which the action star barbarically microwaves? These are real questions to ask, poised by the first trailer for Amazon’s Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
Amazon will unleash its latest crop of pilots as early as this Friday, including Jean-Claude Van Damme’s curiously-titled Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Only now do we have the first look, as the Muscles from Brussels turns gun-for-hire in the first official photos.
Just when you thought Comic-Con 2016 wouldn’t bring you enough superheroes, it’s Amazon’s live-action adaptation of The Tick! Yes, the big blue bug is back, as Amazon sets an August debut with the first photos of Peter Serafinowicz in costume, along with release dates for Jean Claude Van Damme’s new series and more.
Whenever I’m in a high pressure situation where I need to lead people to victory, I always quote Jean-Claude Van Damme in Street Fighter: “Who wants to go home ... and who wants to go with me?” It never fails. Always fires people. That’s the JCVD effect.