'Dawson's Creek' Cast Reunites 20 Years Later: Is a Reboot Happening?
'Dawson's Creek' -- Back row: James Van Der Beek. Middle row: Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, Meredith Monroe and Kerr Smith. Front row: Katie Holmes.
We don't have to wait for our lives to be over to see the Dawson's Creek cast all together again! The actors from the hit '90s series reunited for the first time in 20 years!
It all went down on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's latest issue, marking the first time the cast has been photographed together since the show's series finale in 2003.
The WB series' stars Katie Holmes (Joey Potter), James Van Der Beek (Dawson Leery), Joshua Jackson (Pacey Witter), and Michelle Williams (Jen Lindley) joined co-stars Busy Philipps (Audrey Liddell), Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee), Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee), and Mary Beth Peil (Evelyn "Grams" Ryan) for the special anniversary issue.
Holmes, Van Der Beek, and Jackson were also individually featured on covers with real life besties Williams and Phillips embracing on a fourth.
"I remember loving the script," Van Der Beek admitted in a group interview. "I remember thinking everybody was amazing, the actors were perfectly cast, thinking, ‘Wow, this is great.’ But I think it would have been weird to have any expectation that it would blow up in the way it did."
Meanwhile, Jackson was just thrilled to be an employed actor.
20 years after #DawsonsCreek stole the heart of every teen, @KatieHolmes212, @vanderjames and the rest of the cast reunite to talk about the show's legacy. Watch more #CreekWeek here: https://t.co/htoRydQLRh pic.twitter.com/JB1hrfVmZ0
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Holmes explained how realistic she felt the storytelling was—"It was nice to read a script that I felt expressed things that I was still trying to understand for myself."
And Monroe shared her gratitude that the show filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, instead of New York or Los Angeles: "I felt like it was a family. I truly loved everybody and we had fun."
With this buzzworthy cover, the Internet is going crazy over the possibility of a reboot—everything old is new again on TV, after all. The series finale did a good job of wrapping up each character's storyline but the cast weighed in anyway.
Van Der Beek said it would have to be a "reinvention" and Holmes added, "What I love about this show is that it existed at a time pre-social media, pre-Internet, and it was nostalgic when we were shooting it. So I really like it where it is, to be honest."
Creator Kevin Williamson admitted he's not in the same head space all these years later. He said, "Dawson’s Creek was me expressing myself at that point in time. And here I am, at another age, at another point in time. I don’t know what I could emotionally bring to the table. I can’t wait for someone else to do it. I don’t think it’s going to be me. But I’ll be happy to watch it."
And if you're feeling nostalgic after seeing the magazine, the entire series is available to stream on Hulu.