Dawson’s Creek is a present that modified the sport for teen tv throughout its run on The WB from 1998-2003, and it kickstarted the careers of some younger actors who would go on to grow to be stars in their very own proper. The sequence was anchored by some grownup characters, nonetheless. Gail and Mitch Leery have been main presences within the sequence as Dawson’s mother and father, and Gail’s second wedding ceremony is what introduced everyone again collectively within the sequence finale. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes, who performed Gail all through all six seasons, has revealed that she can be on board for a Dawson’s Creek revival, saying this:
I’d love for them to do a four-episode arc, and tie up some unfastened ends. I by no means say by no means. I do know there’s rumours. I do know everyone talks about it.
Mary-Margaret Humes was fairly clear in her feedback to Digital Spy that she’s not suggesting a full-on revival, a la Will and Grace and even The X-Recordsdata. 4 episodes can be sufficient to verify again in with the characters, get a have a look at their lives 15 years after the finale, and say goodbye to them as soon as extra, maybe with extra closure than the primary time round. The sequence finale was initially going via very significant changes within the writing course of, even going as far as to change Joey from ending up with Dawson to ending up with Pacey. Maybe a revival would allow the present to settle issues a bit extra.
Because it occurs, Mary-Margaret Humes has the assist of one other Dawson’s Creek star relating to a revival, though his participation won’t truly work. John Wesley Shipp performed Mitch Leery till early in Season 5, when the character was killed in a automotive accident. Nonetheless, Shipp–who gained new fame lately due to roles on The Flash–would be on board for a revival as nicely:
Having been concerned in a extremely profitable reboot of a mission that I used to be concerned in, I’d by no means say no to a Dawson’s Creek revival categorically.
John Wesley Shipp actually does understand how profitable sequence will be when introduced again to the airwaves, though The CW’s The Flash is not a revival of his unique Flash sequence. Nonetheless, it is laborious to think about how he would match right into a revival when his character was killed and his spouse remarried on the present. Flashbacks can be a chance if fewer years had handed. Then once more, Roseanne is bringing John Goodman again for the revival regardless of his character’s loss of life. Perhaps a Dawson’s Creek revival might pull one thing comparable.
All of this mentioned, a revival is not seemingly within the playing cards. The actors who performed Dawson’s mother and father could also be on board, however a revival nearly actually could not occur with out a minimum of James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, and Joshua Jackson on board. Katie Holmes has come proper out and mentioned that she doesn’t think Dawson’s Creek might work as a revival these days. For his half, James Van Der Beek was super uncomfortable talking concerning the present again in March, and he extra not too long ago mentioned that the present went off the rails again in Season 2. One thing tells me he will not be dying to reprise his position as Dawson.
If you happen to’re now within the temper for a Dawson’s Creek rewatch, you possibly can catch the total sequence streaming on Hulu. For the exhibits which are quickly to go away the airwaves, check out our rundown of all the TV cancellations in 2017. Our midseason TV guide can let when your exhibits can be again in 2018.