Jean-Claude Van Johnson

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Jean-Claude Van Johnson
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Genre
Created byDave Callaham
Directed byPeter Atencio
Starring
Composer(s)Joseph Trapanese
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ridley Scott
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Scott Free Productions
Jittery Dog Productions
Amazon Studios
Release
Original networkAmazon Video
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 19, 2016 (2016-08-19) –
December 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)

Jean-Claude Van Johnson is an American action comedy-drama web television series produced by Amazon Studios. It premiered on August 19, 2016. On January 18, 2018, the series was canceled after one season.[1]

Premise[edit]

The story centers around retired martial arts and action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme playing himself, who returns to a life as a private undercover agent.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Pilot"Peter AtencioDave CallahamAugust 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
Retired actor/international spy Jean-Claude Van Damme comes out of retirement to romantically pursue his former hairdresser/right-hand woman Vanessa. Despite his lingering self-doubt, JCVD quickly rediscovers his comfort zone both on set and in the field... for a day, at least. Then he messes everything up.
2"What Year Do You Think This Is?"Peter AtencioDave CallahamDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
After Vanessa expresses her displeasure with his botched assignment, JCVD redoubles his efforts to complete the job, infiltrating a local street race... where he messes everything up. Again. Lucky for him, Vanessa has discovered that drugs are just the tip of the iceberg, and she's going to need all the help she can get... even if it's JCVD's.
3"A Little Conversation About Trust"Peter AtencioAshley WigfieldDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
Filip never asked for much. Just a good group of work friends - which he had -- until his life was for some reason turned upside down by legendary actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. Luckily, a group of mercenaries is just around the corner, about to offer Filip the chance to exact his revenge.
4"If You're Lucky"Peter AtencioWes TookeDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
JCVD explores whether the time is a flat circle or more of a tetrahedron. Filip becomes trapped in a nightmare of his own making. Vanessa confronts the pain of her past, and Luis stares into the bleak wasteland of his soul.
5"Run to Nowhere"Peter AtencioVinnie WilhelmDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
Having destroyed what was left of his career and alienated everyone he cares about, JCVD retreats to his hometown to lick his wounds. But you can never really go home again -- and some wounds are hard to reach with your tongue.
6"The World Needs Its Hero"Peter AtencioKevin CostelloDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
JCVD journeys to a forgotten land where he must face a series of trials wrought from the psychic clay of his deepest fears. Also he rents some movies.

Production[edit]

The pilot episode for the series debuted on August 19, 2016. The concept was officially picked up on September 27, 2016,[2][3] but was canceled after one season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Dominic Patten, Nellie (January 18, 2018). "'One Mississippi', 'I Love Dick' & 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Canceled By Amazon". Deadline. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Amazon Orders 'The Tick,' 'I Love Dick,' Jean-Claude Van Damme Comedies to Full Series". Variety.
  3. ^ "Amazon Orders The Tick, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson to Series". TV Line.

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