OK, it might not be the reunion movie or reboot that you hoped for, but it’s the next best thing for Dawson’s Creek fans. And the next best thing is amazing. The gang from Capeside reunited to mark the show’s 20th anniversary (yeesh, how old are you feeling?) for Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, with James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams & Busy Philipps getting their own covers.
It’s the #DawsonsCreek reunion you’ve been waiting for! ❤ We brought the cast of the landmark show back together for its 20th anniversary to reminisce about Capeside, talk reboot chances, and more. Click the link in our bio for a preview (you don’t want to wait to check out this week’s cover story). You can pick up the special group cover on newsstands starting 3/30, and the four other covers exclusively at @barnesandnoble starting 4/3. #CreekWeek 📷: @marchomstudio for EW
That’s right, Philipps might not have been one of the main four (hell, she might not even make the Top 10 when you think of actors who’ve graced the Dawson’s Creek screen) but she and Williams are BFFs because of the show, so it’s clear the women wouldn’t have it any other way.
But it’s not just Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen and Audrey getting cover time. Kerr Smith (Jack), Meredith Monroe (Andie) and Mary Beth Peil (Grams) were also there for the reunion.
“I think we’ve all sort of seen each other over the years, but not everybody all together,” Holmes told EW. “And never for long enough.”
Creator Kevin Williamson added: “I run into James and Josh, Katie, Michelle, and I just get a big smile on my face. It’s just a very, very special time in my life.”
With all the other series getting revivals, Dawson’s Creek — which ran on The WB from 1998 to 2003 — probably won’t be one of them.
While Van Der Beek says “it would have to be a reinvention of sorts,” Holmes loves it just how it was. “It existed at a time pre-social media, pre-internet, and it was nostalgic when we were shooting it. So I really like it where it is, to be honest.”
Williamson added that perhaps it’s best left there, though wouldn’t hate it if someone else made it.
“Dawson’s Creek was me expressing myself at that point in time. And here I am, at another age, at another point in time. I don’t know what I could emotionally bring to the table. I can’t wait for someone else to do it. I don’t think it’s going to be me. But I’ll be happy to watch it.”
Earlier this year, Williamson told The Hollywood Reporter where he thinks the characters are since we last saw them and he believes Dawson is still friends with Joey and Pacey, who are “very much still together and have kids.”
“I think they’re still best friends,” he weighed in. “I don’t think they see enough of each other and they really wish they could. I think that they probably text each other a lot.” Like real life. Let’s just leave it at that, shall we? Though there won’t ever be enough reunion pics.