A show about Temple grad DJ Diplo’s fictionalized daily life will soon premiere on Viceland, courtesy of former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek.
Viceland has ordered six episodes of the series, dubbed What Would Diplo Do?, which Van Der Beek will executive produce alongside Diplo, manager Kevin Kusatsu, and music video director Brandon Dermer.
As Deadline reports, Van Der Beek will star as Diplo, and is also slated to write the series and serve as its showrunner. Dermer will direct the show, which premieres on Viceland in late 2017.
Described as “Louie meets WorldStar HipHop crossed with This Is Spinal Tap,” the series reportedly will feature Van Der Beek as a fictionalized version of Diplo, a 2003 Temple University graduate and renowned DJ, as he goes about his day-to-day life. Presented as “a collection of parables about life” through Diplo’s eyes, What Would Diplo Do? will serve as Viceland’s first scripted series.
The show itself comes from A Day in the Life, a web-based concert promo for Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party that Van Der Beek starred in as his Diplo character last year. Van Der Beek describes What Would Diplo Do? as a show that “doesn’t take itself too serious, but it’s not cynical,” Deadline reports.