Amazon’s New Comedy Pilot Season Launches On 19th Aug And Includes The Tick!
Amazon today announced that their new comedy show pilot season would launch on their Prime streaming service on 19th August 2016, and includes three new shows. One starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, one with Kevin Bacon, and a revival of epic cult classic, The Tick!
Adapted from the cult Chris Kraus book, I Love Dick stars Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) as Chris, and Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club) as Sylvere, who arrive in Marfa, Texas, when Sylvere is offered a fellowship to finish a book he’s been writing on the Holocaust. Here they meet Dick (played by the legendary Kevin Bacon), who taunts their imaginations and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy. I Love Dick is described as “an exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, which charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a writer named Dick.”
I Love Dick is executive produced by Jill Soloway (Transparent), Andrea Sperling (Transparent), and Sarah Gubbins (Ten Aker Wood). The pilot is directed by Soloway and written by Gubbins.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as a global martial arts and film sensation… and, operating under the simple alias of “Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world! f you need to eliminate a political rival, debilitate a multinational corporation, or overthrow an entire government—and you need it done with the utmost secrecy – there’s only one person to turn to: one of the most internationally recognisable movie stars in the history of film!
Lucky for the world’s bad guys, he’s been retired for years… unlucky for them, a chance encounter with a lost love is about to bring him back to the game… and this time, he’ll be deadlier than ever. Probably…
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 Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), Ridley Scott (The Good Wife), David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle) and Van Damme. From Scott Free Productions, the pilot is directed by Atencio and written by Dave Callaham (Mortal Kombat).
The Tick started life as a cult comic book, before becoming a cult animated tv show in the 90’s and a cult live action tv show in the 2001. Now it returns, with Guardians of the Galaxy star (and original voice of Darth Maul) Peter Serafinowicz as the blue suited superhero.
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.
Along with Serafinowicz, the cast also includes Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural, and creator of The Tick), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by incredible Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
All 3 pilots will launch on Amazon Prime Video – 19th August 2016
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