ByMatt Juul, writer at Creators.co
Digital Arts and Entertainment Writer at Boston Magazine
Matt Juul

Jean-Claude Van Damme and his masterful martial arts moves are heading to the small screen with his new Amazon comedy series, Jean-Claude Van Johnson.

The project is a bit of a departure for the action movie actor, however, he'll still be able to throw down from time-to-time. Van Damme is playing a fictional version of himself who is both a Hollywood star and a retired undercover agent, code-named "Johnson."

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Van Damme's character gets coaxed back into the world of espionage thanks to an old flame who reignites his love for danger. So, expect lots of laughs and high-flying kicks when Jean-Claude Van Johnson premieres on Amazon alongside two other half-hour pilots on Friday, August 19.

Check out additional first photos from the series, which also stars Creed actress, Phylicia Rashad, below.

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios
Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Are you excited for Jean-Claude Van Johnson? Let us know in the comments below.