Last year, James Van Der Beek of Dawson’s Creek fame played Diplo in a jokey video to announce some Mad Decent Block Party dates. Viceland liked it so much that they decided to order five episodes and turn it into their first scripted series, the upcoming What Would Diplo Do?, executive produced by Van Der Beek and Diplo’s longtime manager Kevin Kusatsu. The show premieres 8/3, and its first official trailer has just arrived. In addition to Van Der Beek doing an EDM-themed variation on the out-of-touch celebrity shtick he perfected on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, the clip features comedian Bobby Lee and the guy who played Josh the intern on the great Andy Daly vehicle Review. I’m not sure that the world really needed a comedy series parodying Diplo, but I’m happy as long as JVDB’s happy. Watch below.
What Would Diplo Do? premieres 8/3 on Viceland.