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'The Tick,' two other originals greenlit for Amazon Prime in 2017

A big blue superhero, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and a romance called "I Love Dick" will round out Amazon's original offerings next year.


Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to an Amazon Original show.

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Amazon is adding muscle to its original offerings for 2017. Boosting a lineup that already includes "Transparent" and "The Man in the High Castle," Amazon Prime will stream three new original programs: "The Tick," "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" and "I Love Dick."

Amazon Studios gave the go-ahead to all three shows Tuesday. They'll be available in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan as long as you're a Prime customer.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson will star Jean-Claude Van Damme as the "most dangerous private contractor in the world" known simply as "Johnson." If that's not enough innuendo for you, Amazon's "I Love Dick" revolves around a couple's marital struggles once they meet a character played by Kevin Bacon. It's based on a popular book of the same name.

Finally, Amazon is bringing "The Tick" back to life. A big blue comic-book hero from the '80s, the Tick already has an animated series and a live action series to his name. You can watch the pilot for the new Tick series and the other two shows on Amazon now.