The moody teen drama Dawson's Creek has been off the air since 2003, but fans still wonder if a comeback could ever be in the works.
While the show saw most of the characters given a neatly-tied and somewhat happy ending in the series finale, there could be a chance the gang returns to the fictional Capeside, but things would have to be different this time around. The original cast, including Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, and Joshua Jackson, sat talked to Entertainment Weekly.
In the past, actor Joshua Jackson has said a reunion would likely never happen unless he's been out of work for a few years, and Tom Cruise reportedly ruined the possibility of a Dawson's Creek movie while he was married to Katie Holmes. But that was then, and this is now: the age of the reboot. While the cast doesn't rule it out completely, Van Der Beek said it would have to be a fresh take on the show, since so many things about it were very specific to the time it was filmed and aired. "It would have to be a reinvention of sorts," he remarked. Holmes went on to add that the past might be best left in the past. "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," she explained. "So I really like it where it is, to be honest."
Kevin Williamson, the show's creator, echoed similar sentiments. "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," he said. While that might all sound pretty grim, Williamson opened up the possibility for someone else to helm an updated version of the series instead. "I can’t wait for someone else to do it. I don’t think it’s going to be me," he said. "But I’ll be happy to watch it.”