Even if you haven’t seen the funny and oddly charming pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the key art for the show (above) and the blue collar teaser for the series are enough evidence of the she show’s peculiar energy – and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s willingness to play with his image.
And yes, there will be full frontal splits at some point in the show.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson – soon to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Comedy pilots, I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick are premiering on Amazon today.
I Love Dick comes from the creator of Transparent, Jill Solloway; Jean-Claude Van Johnson takes retired martial arts movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme into an intense new career as a ‘private Contractor,’ and The Tick revives the Big Blue Bug of Justice with the original comic’s creator Ben Edlund writing.
In Amazon’s pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, an aging former martial arts movie star comes out of retirement to become a ‘private contractor.’
The trailer for the pilot sets the stage as JCVD is living a bored, quietly desperate life pondering what he’ll do next. Besides adding yet another bit of evidence that Jean-Claude Van Damme can act (if you haven’t seen the movie JCVD, run out and find a copy!), it also shows that he’s willing to have some fun with his image.
Also, music by Jacques Brel! Check it out after the break.