Jean-Claude Van Damme Will Be Renamed JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON For TV

Film director and producer Ridley Scott may be busy with another offering of Alien sci-fi for the fans, but now he's dabbling back into television with at least six projects through his Scott Free Television banner. And what's more, is that the slate now leaves room for a new TV comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Deadline reports Scott's slate of deals between CBS shows developing at AMC will include the new series, Jean-Claude Van Johnson. The half-hour long series will be written and executive produced by Dave Callaham with Van Damme partly starring as himself under the aforementioned alias who also happens to be the world's most dangerous private contractor. This wouldn't be the first time Van Damme placed more of himself under the microscope with films like JCVD whilst flexing more of his acting muscle as of late. Moreover it's not the first time the Double Impact and Replicant star staked an interest in playing more than one version of himself on film again - not that Triple Impact would happen, although if it does, it'll be a mild shocker.

Other developing shows on Scott's watch next to The Good Wife and Numbers are The Terror, respectively written and executive produced by Dave Kajganich, Alexandra Milchan, Guymon Casady, and Scott Lambert, and Jet Propulsion Lab drama Marvel, along with cop comedy, Rubber Guns, a medical drama titled Sensory, and a tentatively untitled drama based on former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sunny Hostin.

It's been a while since any other updates have been had on the action star's activity; He's got a few titles coming down the pipeline, including the long-gestating action thriller, Full Love, Keith Parmer's The Penrose Affair, and most prominently, John Stockwell's Kickboxer: Vengeance with debut lead actor Alain Moussi.

Watch this space for more info.


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