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Amazon Orders The Tick Remake, Jill Soloway's I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Damme Comedy

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Sadie Gennis

Amazon has picked up The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and I Love Dick to series, the network announced on Tuesday. All three half-hour comedies will premiere on Amazon Prime in 2017.

Amazon's revival of The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz as the iconic blue superhero who teams up with an accountant (Griffin Newman) to take down a supervillain who's been long-thought dead. Brendan Hines, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Yara Martinez also star.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson features Jean-Claude Van Damme in the titular role as a martial arts and film star who used to moonlight as an undercover contractor under the alias "Johnson." But a chance encounter with a lost love drags Jean-Claude Van Johnson back into the dangerous world of crime-fighting. Phylicia Rashad, Kat Foster and Moises Arias will also appear.

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Adapted from the novel of the same name and produced by Jill Soloway, I Love Dick stars Kathryn Hahn and Griffin Dunne as a married couple who move to Marfa, Texas. There, they meet Dick (Kevin Bacon), who challenges their conceptions of love and monogamy.

As to how Soloway plans to juggle both Transparent and I Love Dick, the Emmy winner is going to play things by ear. "I don't know. I'll go hang out with Norman Lear and find out how he did it," she told TVGuide.com. "My hope is to just inspire as many people to be doing their work as possible. If that means possibly bringing in a few more directors and a few more writers on both shows to make both happen, that totally works for me."