Although many aspiring fans might have given up their aspirations of returning to the fictitious town of Capeside, Massachusetts, as Katie Holmes has stated that she will not reprise her role as everyone’s favorite tomboy Joey Potter for a reboot of Dawson’s Creek.
In a chat with Screen Rant, the well-known actress revealed that reboot talks have been in the works for a long time, but she and the rest of the cast decided to keep the show where it is — in the past. While Holmes acknowledged that she does feel nostalgic about the series and grateful for it, she preferred that characters remained as teenagers forever.
“No. I’m so grateful for that experience. 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. So 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? I don’t know. I don’t think [so]. We all decided we don’t actually.”
Fans were devastated by the announcement, but it’s clear that Holmes would rather continue the legacy of the original series than add more stories and complexities to something that concluded two decades ago.
The series, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003 on The WB and UPN, became one of the most popular teen dramas of all time, inspiring a new generation of similar shows over the years. James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, and Joshua Jackson were among those who rose to stardom due to the show’s success.
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