A 'Dawson's Creek' Reunion Movie Won't Happen but There's Hope for Something Better
Dawson's Creek wrapped up over a decade ago, but it still holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people, which is why creator Kevin Williamson's recent shooting down of a potential Dawson's Creek reunion movie is likely a sour moment for some — but it's probably for the best.
Williamson talked all things Dawson's Creek's with EW this week, including tidbits about his surprise that not that many people were upset that Joey ended up with Pacey (hint to Williamson: it's because Pacey's better), and why they decided to kill off Jen. The finale as a whole was a big moment in '90s-'00s pop culture, so it's fascinating to hear the man who started the Dawson's phenomenon talk about what it meant to wrap it up.
As for a Dawson's Creek existing in the present tense, though? That he's less sure about:
There is something to be said for leaving fully-arced stories alone and resisting the urge to dredge them up just because they remain beloved. Dawson's Creek wasn't exactly canceled Veronica Mars or Firefly-style, after all, it ran a very solid six seasons and saw its characters grow up. It had an ending.
It's notable, though, that Williamson didn't nix the idea of a reunion panel of some sort, like the ones the casts of Friday Night Lights and Boy Meets World have done. A panel is generally a more advisable idea than a full-on movie, though he didn't touch on which of the actors may or may not actually be willing to be rounded up for the circus again.
No, Dawson's Creek is long gone, and it's not coming back anytime soon. And really, that's kind of how it's supposed to be.