Jill Soloway is building a TV empire at Amazon. The Transparent creator’s new show I Love Dick has been ordered for a full season through the streaming studio. The show is based on Chris Kraus’ autobiographical novel of the same name. The Tick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson were also ordered to full series.
The pilots to all three shows were made available to Amazon subscribers over the summer. I Love Dick stars Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) and Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club) as a married couple who move to Texas and meet Kevin Bacon’s Dick, who upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy.
The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Griffin Newman (Vinyl). Adapted from a comic book of the same name, the show follows Newman’s ordinary character inside a world that is already filled with superheroes. When Newman’s character discovers a secret conspiracy to take over his city, he teams up with the titular blue hero to unravel the mystery.
As for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the show stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself. In the show, Van Damme has been retired for years when a chance encounter with a former lover pulls him back into the game.
All three shows are set to debut in 2017. Amazon reportedly takes user feedback and ratings into account when choosing which shows to order to series. With these three, it looks as though they’ve chosen a diverse and potentially exciting crew.