“Dawson’s Creek” creator Kevin Williamson is all for a reboot — as long as he isn’t involved.
Williamson told Entertainment Weekly he didn’t feel he could provide the show with any new emotional material while commenting on a discussion during a cast reunion, in which the actors pondered the possibility of a return. EW hosted the reunion, which included original cast members Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, Kerr Smith, Meredith Monroe, Mary Beth Peil, and Busy Philipps.
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“If someone else out there could … I would love to see someone else’s take on it, but I don’t think it’s gonna be me,” Williamson said.
When posed with the reboot question, Williams exclaimed, “I’m dead!” referring to the exit of her character Jen Lindley.
But Smith posed a solution that would ensure Williams’ return, suggesting that she come back as the grown-up version of Jen’s daughter.
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Holmes also weighed in with a skeptical take on how the show would be able to exist in modern day.
“What I love about the show is that it existed at a time, pre-social media, pre-internet, and it was nostalgic when we were shooting it,” Holmes said. “And I like that we ended it, and we were all five years older. It does feel like it’s completed.”
If a “Dawson’s Creek” reboot were to occur, it would join a recent trend that has seen the returns of several beloved series like “Gilmore Girls,” “Roseanne,” “Murphy Brown,” “American Idol,” “Will & Grace,” and “Twin Peaks.”