Leave it to Amazon Studios to prove that you can't keep a good action hero down, following up on an earlier teaser and poster release for Jean-Claude Van Damme's meta action-comedy series Jean-Claude Van Johnson with a full trailer and some official pics. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on Friday, December 15th.
The trailer contains quite a few clips from the original pilot, which helps get viewers who haven't seen the pilot up-to-speed on where things stand in the dangerous life of an international spy/'80s action film star. Of course, leave it to Van Damme/Van Johnson to leave viewers with a little action movie "common sense" knowledge when it comes to burning questions like why bad guys never attack all at once; or why blindfolding one's self makes perfect sense when competing in an underground drag race:
"Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars global martial arts and film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme 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. Jean-Claude Van Johnson is coming soon, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video."