In the recent age of TV revivals, there’s one show from the late 90s and early 2000s that won’t be rebooting. Katie Holmes, one of the stars on The WB’s “Dawson’s Creek” said the show couldn’t work as a revival.
But Katie Holmes put the reunion rumors out, at least for the time being.
According to Entertainment Weekly, she said “When I look back at the show, it had a certain charm that was available. It was before the internet really took over, it was before iPhones, it was before this kind of new form of communication and it had this certain feeling that was of the 90s. I don’t think that in today’s world, you could achieve that same kind of feeling,” Holmes said in an interview with Today.
She did say that she thinks the characters still would be hanging out and texting with each other.
“Dawson’s Creek” getting a reboot has persisted the last few years, with series star Michelle Williams saying she’d love to come back and do a reunion movie, according to US Weekly.
The problem with that, of course, is that her character, Jen Lindley, died in the finale of the show, which aired in 2003.
Even recently, other cast members have said they could possibly do a reunion in some form. Joshua Jackson, who played Pacey Witter, pitched what he would want done if a reunion was to happen. According to Entertainment Tonight, Jackson said the show creator, Kevin Williamson, would have to be the one to ask.
The show premiered in 1998 on The WB and ran until 2003. The show took on many topics that shows at the time may not have thought about doing, like the introduction of Jack McPhee (played by Kerr Smith), who was a gay character. The show was the first to feature a kiss between two male characters.
The show also featured a love triangle between Dawson Leery, Joey Potter and Pacey Witter, portrayed by James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson, respectively. According to Entertainment Weekly, show creator Kevin Williamson’s mother was so mad that Pacey and Joey ended up together at the end of the show that “she went to the grave hating me for that,” he said at the ATX Festival from June 2015.
The show also brought about one of the most notorious crying faces in the third season finale, where Van Der Beek’s character, Dawson, cries when Joey chooses to be in a relationship with Pacey.
So, even though a reboot may not be happening, fans of the show can soon relive all the Capeside magic. According to Bustle, streaming site Hulu acquired the rights to the show in January 2016.