Trailer: Jean-Claude Van Johnson arrives this December
James R | On 20, Oct 2017
Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to Amazon Prime Video this December – but not as you know him.
JCVJ stars the global martial arts and film sensation as Jean-Claude Van Damme, a global martial arts and film sensation – and, operating under the simple alias of Johnson, the most dangerous undercover operative in the world. Unhappily retired, he’s now whiling away his days in superficial Hollywood… until a chance encounter with a lost love lures him back into the game, eventually forcing him to confront the greatest enemy he’s ever faced: a Bulgarian drug cartel.
Just kidding, it’s himself.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Van Damme along with Kat Foster (Your Family or Mine), Moises Arias (The Middle), and Phylicia Rashad (Creed). The show is executive produced by Dave Callaham (The Expendables), Peter Atencio (Key & Peele), Ridley Scott (The Good Wife), David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle), and Van Damme. From Scott Free Productions, the series is directed by Atencio, and written and created by Callaham.
The show was one of Amazon’s TV pilots released last summer, alongside The Tick, which recently debuted on Amazon Prime Video.
“Jokes about Nic Cage and Bruce Willis are all present and correct, not to mention a predictable romantic subplot involving Kat Foster’s rival agent (his agent, played by Phylicia Rashad is the real female star of the show),” we said of the pilot. “While the digs at hipsters can sometimes be a bit forced, it’s the action that gives Jean-Claude Van Johnson a unique personality.”
Jean-Claude Van Johnson lands on Amazon Prime Video on 15th December. Here’s a trailer: