In a recent interview with The Guardian, Joshua Jackson opened up about why he doesn’t think a Dawson’s Creek reunion would work.
With so many shows getting reboots and reunions, the 43-year-old actor was asked about the potential of a reunion for the “Dawson’s Creek” cast.
He revealed that because of the cast’s age, a Friends-like reunion wouldn’t work out.
“I think because the ‘Friends’ cast were already adults when they were doing the show, it’s less jarring to see them now. If you put our mid-40s selves together on a couch now, with our creaking backs, it might shock people,” joked Jackson.
“Nobody needs to hear Pacey grunting when he gets out of a chair,” he joked, referring to his character Pacey Witter.
The show, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2003, followed a group of teens growing up in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts.
Its original cast included Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, and Mary-Margaret Humes.
Earlier this year, Humes teased the idea of a potential reboot of the series.
On a clip from ATX TV’s Mother Knows Best: A Look at ’90s TV Mom, she revealed that “There has been a secret text message going around among all we actors.”
“Katie Holmes and I have talked about it extensively. James Van Der Beek and I have talked about it,” she added.
She added that networks may not want to pick up a revival because of the show’s original storyline. Unlike many shows today which deal with social media, crime, and superpowers, “Dawson’s Creek” was a simple coming-of-age show.
“What they have expressed is our show was so much simpler than what television is now, again because of social media, and it’s like, you can actually do a show and not make any references to social media. We can pick up where we left off, let that element be there but not be so predominant,” said Humes.
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