Katie Holmes doesn’t expect there to be a Dawson’s Creek reunion, partly due to today’s society and social media.
Paula Cole isn’t the only one who doesn’t want to wait, as Dawson’s Creek fans have been hoping for a reunion for some time. And now that such fare is more popular than ever and this marks the 20th anniversary of the series finale, talk has again emerged from the creek.
During a discussion at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Joey Potter herself, Katie Holmes, addressed the idea of a Dawson’s Creek reunion. Unfortunately for fans of the teen drama, Holmes isn’t all that confident, despite some minor chatter. “There have been many discussions over the years. We all loved the experience…We’ve often talked about it…For now, we kind of just keeping saying that until there is a real reason to do it, it hasn’t been something where people have said, ‘This is the take on it.’”
Even if there was a Dawson’s Creek reunion, there is some doubt that it wouldn’t work in today’s society. “There’s a protection that comes along with the discussion. The show was a time capsule. To put it into today’s world might tarnish it a little bit. It was right before everyone had a phone and social media and all of that, so there was an innocence that was there between the characters that was one of the things I think people liked about the show. To put it into the setting of today’s world, I’m not sure.” She may have a point. Remember the time Dawson got super drunk and fell face first into his own birthday cake? Every background character would have been recording and posting to r/facepalm instead of just living in that glorious moment.
Holmes spoke last year about the potential of a Dawson’s Creek reunion, saying, “I think it’s great that you are nostalgic for it. So am I. But it’s like, do we want to see them not at that age? We all decided we don’t [want a reboot] actually,” she said, supposedly indirectly citing co-stars James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams. [Insert Dawson crying meme here] And so while we may not get the reunion we all want, we did at least get “Run Like Mad” removed, so we have to take victories when we can.
Dawson’s Creek ran on The WB from 1998 to 2003, with 128 episodes during the six-season run. The show is often credited with popularizing teen dramedies.
Would you like to see a Dawson’s Creek reunion? Would it work in 2023?