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Jean-Claude Van Johnson Gets Picked Up for Series by Amazon

October 3, 2016

Amazon Studios green lights Jean-Claude Van Johnson and Scott Free adds another show to the leading online streaming service.

In what Amazon is calling its most-watched pilot season ever, Jean Claude Van Johnson earned a season order from the Prime streaming service. After a month of streaming and voting by Amazon Prime users, the comedic pilot received notable buzz online, positive reviews and established a community of fans that demanded more. Season 1 of Jean-Claude Van Johnson will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2017 in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.

“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Series, Amazon Studios. “It’s rewarding to see customers embrace them in such a huge way. We can’t wait to premiere these series next year on Prime Video.”

The pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson starred Van Damme along with Kat Foster (“Your Family or Mine”), Moises Arias (“The Middle”) and Phylicia Rashad (Creed). The show is executive produced by Peter Atencio (“Key and Peele”), Ridley Scott (“The Good Wife”), David W. Zucker (“The Man in the High Castle”), Dave Callaham (Mortal Kombat) and Van Damme. The successful pilot was directed by Atencio, and written and created by Callaham.

Congratulations to Scott Free Productions and the entire Jean-Claude Van Johnson team!


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