‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ Trailer: A Man With Only Two Skills, Act and Kill

Jean-Claude Van Damme can take on all challengers. Just give him a second.
By  · Published on October 19th, 2017

Jean-Claude Van Damme can take on all challengers. Just give him a second.

In the new Amazon original series, Jean-Claude Van Damme is playing Jean-Claude Van Damme except he isn’t how you remember him. He’s a little bit out of shape and a little bit slower. He was a martial arts and film sensation, but that feels like a lifetime ago. He is unhappily retired and works for low-budget endeavors until a chance encounter brings him on his toughest mission ever. Jean-Claude Van Damme must take out a Bulgarian drug cartel. For that he needs a secret code name, thus he goes by Johnson.

If this all seems a little bit familiar, Jean-Claude Van Johnson was one of test pilots from Amazon back in August 2016. It was picked up along with other titles such as I Love Dick and The Tick. This first trailer is our look into what Amazon has planned for the entire first season of Jean-Claude Van Johnson and it looks like tons of laughs and action.

Here is the full synopsis from Amazon:

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.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson premieres December 15 on Amazon Prime Video.

Related Topics:

News Writer/Columnist for Film School Rejects. It’s the Pictures Co-host. Bylines Playboy, ZAM, Paste Magazine and more.