Amazon's New Pilot Comedies — Sizzle Reel: 'The Tick', 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson,' and 'I Love Dick'


added: Fri, Aug 19th '16

Amazon has released three new pilot comedies that Prime members can now watch, review, and vote for their favorite, which potentially could lead to a full season pick-up. Check out a newly-released sizzle reel for the action-comedy "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," the feminist dramedy "I Love Dick" and the superhero send-up "The Tick."

Each pilot runs for 30 minutes. And each features some top-notch stars that include Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kevin Bacon, and English comedian Peter Serafinowicz.

All three pilots are currently available for streaming on Amazon Video. For more information, head on over to

"The TICK," starring Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, with Jackie Earle Haley
A superhero spoof that's based on cartoonist Ben Edlund's comic book about a well-intentioned but inept blue-suited crusader who just might be a figment of someone's imagination. The character was made into an animated series in the '90s and also a short-lived sitcom with Patrick Warburton in 2001. This is the second live-action incarnation, in which Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight) directed the pilot.

"JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kat Foster, Phylicia Rashad, and Moises Arias
From the director of "Keanu," Peter Atencio, and the writer of "The Expendables," Dave Callaham, comes a new action comedy about an aging action star (JCVD, playing a heightened version of himself) who has decided to come out of retirement -- as the world's greatest undercover assassin, codename: Johnson!

"I LOVE DICK," starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne
Directed by "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway and based on the book by Chris Kraus, this deadpan comedy follows a frustrated New York filmmaker (Hahn) and her writer husband (Dunne) as they travel to Marfa, Texas to attend a motivational seminar hosted by a pseudo-intellectual cowboy (Bacon) whose self-help theories inspire the couple to confront their sexless marriage.


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