Diplo Will Be Played By James Van Der Beek In Upcoming Viceland Show
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:11:07
Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek is set to play Diplo in an upcoming show on Viceland. Currently titled What Would Diplo Do?, the show is set to be the first scripted series for the Viceland network. Van Der Beek will be the showrunner as well be a producer alongside Diplo. Spike Jonze, who is the Co-President of Viceland, will shepherd the show.
This is not the first time Van Der Beek has played Diplo. Last year, the Beek played the DJ/producer for an online video promoting last year's Mad Decent Block Party tour, where he spent a fictionalized day as the famed DJ.
Van Der Beek said of the opportunity, "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. To get to work with this creative team within a Viceland aesthetic is fun on a whole new level." Currently the show is set to begin production in February and is set to premiere later in 2017.
Spike Jonze said of the show, "When James was in the office a few weeks ago, he told me the story lines he had sketched out, they were, of course, funny; one even got me emotional which made it that much more funny. This idea has gotten inside James which makes me really excited to see what he makes and happy to have it on our channel."
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff