What would James Van Der Beek do? Make a show called "What Would Diplo Do?"
Deadline reports that the former "Dawson's Creek" heartthrob has signed on to write, produce, and star in a scripted comedy for Viceland centering on a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo.
The show is described as: "'Louie' meets ''WorldStar HipHop' crossed with 'This Is Spinal Tap,' Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo in collection of parables about life as told through the eyes of guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet ... but kind of sucks one-on-one."
Van Der Beek told Deadline, "The show doesn't take itself too serious but it's not cynical."
"WWDD?" came about because the actor filmed a concert promo for Diplo's "Mad Decent Concert Party" last year, and Viceland liked it enough to want to turn it into its first scripted comedy. Van Der Beek has poked fun at his own persona before, like in "Don't Trust the B- in Apt 23." Now he'll turn that talent to portraying Diplo.
"I've enjoyed deconstructing my own image quite a bit over the years, but to have the chance to do it with a global megastar like Diplo who's letting us to do something fun and ridiculous that few people have the balls to allow is crazy," Van Der Beek said.
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