James Van Der Beek Dashes Our Dawson's Creek Reunion Hopes, Talks Viceland's What Would Diplo Do?

C’mon, I had to ask.

When James Van Der Beek came by TVLine’s Comic-Con suite, we spent the bulk of his interview talking about his bizarre new Viceland comedy, What Would Diplo Do? Van Der Beek stars (and writes, and produces, and serves as showrunner) in the series (Thursdays, 10/9c), in which he plays real-life electronic dance music DJ Diplo.

Diplo also executive-produces the series, which portrays him as a musical genius who’s kind of an oblivious jackass, and it’s a whole meta thing that Van Der Beek explains in the video much better than I’m doing here.

But as a teen of the 1990s, I also felt beholden to ask whether there was any chance — even the slightest crumb of hope! — that we’d see Dawson’s Creek‘s Dawson, Joey, Pacey, et al. back together anytime soon.

Press PLAY on the video above, and make sure to watch all the way to the end of the clip to hear Van Der Beek’s firm, heartbreaking response.

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  1. “Press PLAY on the video above”
    I wish I could.

  2. Eric says:

    James comes across as a really smart guy. I haven’t been interested in any of the shows he’s done since B23, but this one has potential. Excited to see Vice producing scripted television, and excited that the Beek is coming back to meta comedy.

  3. ToyCannon says:

    I would like to see it come back just so they can erase/ignore the finale just like “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace” are doing. #JenLives.

    • raddadtone says:

      That would be disappointing. I had stopped watching Dawson’s Creek the season they started college (which was right when I started as well). I definitely made it a point to catch the series finale and to this day, it remains one of the best finales. Erasing that would be quite annoying.

  4. ‘s a different world since The WB & UPN closed down & joined forces. To their stupidity, combining the two companies’ names (CBS-Viacom & Warner Bros.) to create the clunky The CW… for the sake of equality. #1: the ’50/50′ deal overwhelmingly favors Warner & not CBS for studio shows. #2: They totally *wasted* the cache of the MUCH teen/young adult awareness & respected The WB brand. There’s really 2 eras of The WB. The first few years launch w/ kitschy neon signs of shows on the darken Warner Bros. backlot & that idiotic-yet-catchy “Dubba-dubba-dubba WB!” song by Jackee Harry. Then, about 1999 to close, it was more of a sappy cheesecloth filter sentimental adult-contemporary pace reflective idents & promos. Also a change in logos to a box w/ “The” inside it ajoining the “WB”. Neon gone. Ah… it was okay. But compared to the moronic The CW logo, second generation The WB was logo/branding *gold*! In conclusion: Dawson’s Creek always sucked & nobody wants to back. Not even die-hard Dawson-philes.

  5. Joey Padron says:

    Good interview with James. I watched the first episode of What Would Diplo Do? Last night, it was so good & funny. I can’t wait to watch more episodes of the show! Good to have James back on TV again doing meta comedy.

  6. Will says:

    seems like none of the cast wants to get back together…