Amazon Studios has announced the list of shows that will get full-season orders as a result of its pilot season program, which allows users to vote for the pilot episodes of shows they want the studio to pick up.
The trio of series that will get a full season include The Tick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and I Love Dick. All three shows will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2017 for Amazon Prime members.
For those who have not seen the pilot episodes of the three series yet, Amazon has made them available for everyone to watch ahead of their official premieres next year. You can view all three pilot episodes at Amazon.
The official synopsis for each series reads as follows:
I Love Dick
Adapted from the cult classic, I Love Dick is set in a colorful intellectual community in Marfa, Texas. Chris (Kathryn Hahn, Transparent) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne, Dallas Buyers Club) arrive in Marfa when Sylvere is offered a fellowship to finish a book he’s been writing on the Holocaust. When they meet Dick (Kevin Bacon, The Following), he taunts their imaginations and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy. An exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I Love Dick 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 was directed by Soloway and written by Gubbins.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
If you need to eliminate a political rival, debilitate a multi-national 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 recognizable movie stars in the history of film. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD) playing “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” a global martial arts and film sensation … and, operating under the simple alias of “Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world. 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.
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. The pilot for The Tick starred Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), 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), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
There are no official premiere dates set for any of the shows at this point.
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