Dawson’s Creek Reboot Actually Happening?

Katie Holmes says multiple discussions about rebooting Dawson's Creek are happening.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Published

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Dawson’s Creek fans, are you ready for the best news you’re going to hear all day? According to Variety, a Dawson’s Creek reboot may officially be in the works as Katie Holmes says that multiple discussions have taken place about bringing back the teen romance drama series that started in 1998 and ran successfully on The WB for six seasons.

In a recent interview with Variety, actress-turned-director Katie Holmes opened up about the possibility of a Dawson’s Creek reboot and reviving the beloved show that turned Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, and the rest of the cast into Hollywood stars. 

However, while the possibility of a Dawson’s Creek reboot is great news for the fans who have been missing the series for the past 20 years since it went off the air, it’s important to note that nothing has been greenlit yet. And while Holmes seems to be excited about the prospect of bringing back the classic show, she isn’t without her hesitations. The actress expressed her love for the experience of acting on Dawson’s Creek, claiming that she and the rest of the cast would love to jump back into that world but that everyone involved with the original series also has a protective nature around it. 

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Holmes described the show as a time capsule, capturing a time before the dominance of smartphones and social media, and she wondered if transplanting the show into today’s world might tarnish its essence, as there was an innocence between the characters that resonated with audiences. Despite ongoing discussions, Holmes emphasized the need for a compelling reason before moving forward with a Dawson’s Creek reboot.

Although it’s been 20 years since Dawson’s Creek ended, Holmes has remained active in her acting career and even extended her talents beyond the set, moving behind the camera and venturing into directing. She recently released her latest film, Rare Objects, in theaters across the United States. While Holmes didn’t share exactly what type of conversations were happening about the Dawson’s Creek reboot, with her newly honed talents, it’s possible that if the show does return that Holmes might be involved as more than just the star, possibly directing or even producing the series as well. 

Reflecting on her transition from actor to director, Holmes highlighted the comfort she finds on set due to her extensive experience as an actor. The actor and director expressed her belief that her understanding of actors’ emotions enables her to create a comfortable environment where they can thrive. She also acknowledged the progress made for women in the entertainment industry, noting the positive evolution in Hollywood that has seen more women behind the camera and in executive positions, something she would likely continue to encourage if the Dawson’s Creek reboot moves forward. 

As fans eagerly await any further developments regarding the potential Dawson’s Creek reboot, Holmes is remaining active in Hollywood with more projects in the works. Meanwhile, Holmes’  commitment to storytelling and dedication to supporting women in film serve as a testament to her passion and impact in the industry, accredited not only by Dawson’s Creek but seen in all the projects the actress has been involved in.