Why Katie Holmes Thinks a Dawson’s Creek Reboot Is a Bad Idea

With just about every nostalgic show being rebooted or revived these days, we've often wondered: What about Dawson's Creek? See why Katie Holmes shot down those ideas.

By Daniel Trainor Jul 26, 2022 10:16 PMTags
Watch: Katie Holmes Shoots Down Dawson's Creek Reboot Idea

Don't get your hopes up for a return to Capeside. 

Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes, who played Joey Potter for six seasons from 1998 to 2003, said she isn't interested in jumping onboard the TV reboot bandwagon. 

"I'm so grateful for that experience," Katie told Screen Rant July 25. "We've definitely talked about it over the years, but I feel like that show captured that time period and that time in all of our lives."

According to Holmes, her fellow cast mates—including James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson—agree with the assessment.

"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?," the 43-year-old argued. "We all decided we don't actually." (Not to mention, Michelle's character—spoiler—died at the end of the series.)

Jackson, who played Pacey Witter, said that he doesn't even want to participate in a televised reunion, much like the Friends cast did in May 2021.

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"I think because the Friends cast were already adults when they were doing the show, it's less jarring to see them now," he told The Guardian in September 2021. "If you put our mid-40s selves together on a couch now, with our creaking backs, it might shock people."

Jackson expanded on his comment, saying, "Nobody needs to hear Pacey grunting when he gets out of a chair." We beg to disagree...

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It's not all bad news, however. 

Mary-Margaret Humes, who played mother Gail Leery, recently revealed she's taken the reboot reins into her own hands. 

"I actually wrote, like, 190 pages of an idea for a crossover to a reboot," Humes told People in March 2021. "Whether it goes anywhere, I don't know, but there is certainly a lot of buzz about it."

We like the way she thinks. 

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