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Kevin Bacon, Jean-Claude Van Damme Tapped for Amazon Pilots

Amazon in August will offer up three comedy pilots for Amazon Prime subscribers to preview, the service said Thursday.

The new pilots debuting on the OTT service Aug. 19 include a Jill Soloway executively-produced comedy I Love Dick, based on a relationship-themed book of the same name and starring Kevin Bacon; Jean-Claude Van Johnson, starring  martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as a retired undercover private contractor that’s drawn back into the game; and a superhero-based comedy The Tick,  starring Peter Serafinowicz.

Similar to other Amazon original series such as Transparent and Mozart In The Jungle, Amazon Prime members can weigh in on which of the pilots eventually becomes an Amazon Original Series.

“Nowhere else will voices as influential as Jill Soloway and Jean-Claude Van Damme share a stage,” said Joe Lewis, head of half-hour series, Amazon Studios. “And that’s just the Js. We’re excited to bring such a diverse slate of pilots to customers and we can’t wait to hear what they think.”