First Teaser Trailer For Jean-Claude Van Damme's Amazon TV Series, JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON
Amazon is trying to step up their game in the original series department, reaching out to movie star personalities like Woody Allen in the hopes that their new shows attract some attention. Well, the company has reached out to about as different a movie star from Allen as you can think of, action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, and he's starring in a new show called Jean-Claude Van Johnson in which he plays a...well, basically himself, but a real-life version of a lot of the kinds of characters he's played on the big screen. Check out the synopsis:
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. Probably.
The show's first teaser trailer, however, doesn't tap into much of that plot at all. Instead, it's a much more subdued look at JCVD wandering around his house in a bathrobe, microwaving Pop-Tarts like a maniac (seriously dude, use a toaster!) and reading articles about Max Landis in Variety. It's...weird.
The pilot will be available to stream on Amazon Prime starting tomorrow, so we'll see if it gets a big enough response that the show gets a full season order.