James Van Der Beek is set to take on a fictional version of Diplo in Viceland’s first scripted comedy series, “What Would Diplo Do?”
In the first trailer for the series, released on Wednesday, the 40-year-old former “Dawson’s Creek” star is seen stepping into the shoes of the 38-year-old world-renowned DJ and Major Lazer creator as he goes about his life.
While the series appears to be a mockumentary, it should be noted that both Diplo and Van Der Beek executive-produced the show, which emerged “out of a promo video for the Mad Decent Block Party last year,” as Thump describes.
“What Would Diplo Do?” is set to debut early next month on August 3. The series promises lots of laughter with the trailer showing a naked Diplo streaking down a hotel hallway and some probably less-than-safe samurai-sword fighting.