What do you do when you’re a global martial arts and film sensation, the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world and happen to be retired? For Jean-Claude van Damme, internationally recognizable actor and star of the new Amazon series “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” he seems to spends his days relaxing in his lavish home.
Yesterday Amazon released the first official photos of JCVD’s new pilot and today the first teaser trailer for the show has arrived. While the video doesn’t show much of the series’ plot, it does paint a satirical picture of what the retired movie star’s life looks like.
The clip shows Van Damme spending his morning moisturizing with his personalized hygiene products, walking downstairs past his table filled with framed photos of dogs, hopping on his Segway, picking up his issue of Variety, microwaving a strawberry Pop-Tart (which seem to be his favorite because he has an entire cabinet full of them) and finally settling down to read.
The series follows the retired actor, who is also a real-life Black Ops under the name “Johnson,” as he uses his movies as missions to assassinate bad guys. While he may be a little rusty, the pilot will show Van Johnson restarting his training and preparing to kick some ass. Kat Foster, Moises Arias and Phylicia Rashad also co-star.
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“Jean-Claude Van Johnson” will premiere this Friday, August 19 on Amazon.