Amazon Studios Greenlights Three New Series for Prime Video

I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick will
become Amazon Original Series and will debut next year exclusively for
Amazon Prime members

Most recent pilot season was the most watched ever and Jean-Claude
Van Johnson and The Tick were available on Twitch

New series come from visionary creators and producers including Peter
Atencio, Ben Edlund
, Barry Josephson, Ridley Scott, and
Jill Soloway
, and star notable actors that include Kevin Bacon,
Peter Serafinowicz, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kathryn Hahn,
and Jackie Earle Haley

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced I Love Dick, Jean-Claude
Van Johnson
and The Tick have been greenlit to become Amazon
Original Series. The new series will premiere exclusively on Amazon
Prime Video in 2017 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan for
Amazon Prime members to watch as part of their membership via the Amazon
Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, and mobile
devices, or online at

“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in
story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour
Series, Amazon Studios. “It’s rewarding to see customers embrace them in
such a huge way. We can’t wait to premiere these series next year on
Prime Video.”

The new half hour series include I Love Dick, based on the
renowned feminist novel about a couple’s marital struggles in the
artistic and academic community of Marfa, Texas; Jean-Claude Van
, where martial arts film star Jean-Claude
Van Damme
operates under the alias of “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” to
serve as the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world;
and The Tick, an offbeat and dark superhero tale based on the
acclaimed comic. Customers can watch the pilot episodes at

I Love Dick

Adapted from the cult classic, I Love Dick—referred to as “the most
important book about men and women written in the last century” (Emily
Gould, The Guardian)—is set in a colorful intellectual community
in Marfa, Texas. Chris (Kathryn
, Transparent) and Sylvere (Griffin
, Dallas Buyers Club) arrive in Marfa when Sylvere is
offered a fellowship to finish a book he’s been writing on the
Holocaust. When they meet Dick (Kevin
, The Following), he taunts their imaginations and
upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy. An exploration of
the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I
Love Dick
 charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an
artist and the deification of a writer named Dick. I Love Dick is
executive produced by Jill
(Transparent), Andrea
(Transparent), and Sarah
(Ten Aker Wood). The pilot was directed by Soloway
and written by Gubbins.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

If you need to eliminate a political rival, debilitate a
multinational corporation, or overthrow an entire government—and you
need it done with the utmost secrecy—there’s only one person to turn to:
one of the most internationally recognizable movie stars in the history
of film. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Jean-Claude
Van Damme
(JCVD) playing “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” a global
martial arts and film sensation…and, operating under the simple alias of
“Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the
world. Lucky for the world’s bad guys, he’s been retired for
years…unlucky for them, a chance encounter with a lost love is about to
bring him back to the game…and this time, he’ll be deadlier than ever.

The pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson starred Van Damme along
with Kat
(Your Family or Mine), Moises
(The Middle), and Phylicia Rashad
(Creed). The show is executive produced by Peter Atencio
(Key and Peele), Ridley
(The Good Wife), David
W. Zucker
(The Man in the High Castle) and Van Damme.
From Scott Free Productions, the pilot was directed
by Atencio, and written and created by Dave Callaham
(Mortal Kombat).

The Tick

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog
accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a
global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this
conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The pilot
for The Tick starred Peter
(Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin
(Vinyl), Jackie
Earle Haley
(Watchmen), Valorie
(House of Lies), Yara
(Jane the Virgin) and Brendan
(Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben
(Supernatural), Barry
(Bones) and Barry
(A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally
(The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is
a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

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