Amazon confirmed its fall 2016 comedy pilot lineup on Thursday. Three half-hour comedy pilots will be available starting Aug. 19: I Love Dick, which comes from Transparent creator Jill Soloway and stars Kevin Bacon, the hilarious Kathryn Hahn and An American Werewolf in London star Griffin Dunne; Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a meta comedy that stars action hero Jean-Claude Van Damme as an action movie superstar/secret agent; and The Tick, a reboot of a beloved '90s comic book character.
"Nowhere else will voices as influential as Jill Soloway and Jean-Claude Van Damme share a stage," Joe Lewis, Amazon Studios head of half-hour series, said in a statement. "And that's just the Js. We're excited to bring such a diverse slate of pilots to customers and we can't wait to hear what they think."
Amazon customers will be able to view and provide feedback on the pilots. Customer feedback will be taken into consideration as the company decides which pilots to pick up to series for Amazon Prime, home of other original series like Transparent and The Man In the High Castle.
I Love Dick is based on a 1997 novel by Chris Kraus and is executive-produced by Transparent creator Jill Soloway, who also directed the pilot. It stars Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne as an academic couple who moves to Marfa, Texas, where they become involved with a writer named Dick, who turns their world upside down with his unconventional ideas about love and monogamy.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars self-aware martial arts movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme as a martial arts movie star named Jean-Claude Van Johnson, who leads a double life as an undercover assassin under the alias "Johnson." Executive producers include The Martian director Ridley Scott and Keanu director Peter Atencio, who directed the pilot from a script by The Expendables writer Dave Callaham.
The Tick is another take on a satirical comic book character, who previously had an animated series in the mid-'90s and a brief but beloved live-action series in 2001. It stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular blue superhero.
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