Dawson’s Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios and on location around Wilmington, Southport and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Many scenes were filmed at UNCW, including William Randall Library and Alderman Hall, which served as the facade of Capeside High School. Other college scenes in the fifth and sixth seasons were shot at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. It portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college. The program, part of a new craze for teen-themed movies and television shows in America in the late 1990s, catapulted its leads to stardom and became a defining show for The WB. The series ended on May 14, 2003.
Reruns of the show are often seen in Australia on Foxtel, in Canada on TVtropolis, in Norway on TV3, in Denmark on TV2 Zulu, in the UK on Sony Entertainment Television, in France on TMC, in Greece on Macedonia TV, in Romania on Digi Film, in India on Zee Café, in Indonesia on TPI andGlobal TV, in Italy on Italia 1, in Spain on LaOtra, in Lithuania on TV3, in Latin America on Liv, and in the Middle East on MBC4 and on the Orbit – Showtime Network (OSN).
The show placed #90 on Entertainment Weekly‘s “New TV Classics” list.
The series follows four friends—Dawson Leery, Joey Potter, Jen Lindley, and Pacey Witter—living in the small fictional seaside town called Capeside, Massachusetts who were in the early part of their sophomore year when the series began. The lead character, Dawson Leery, mirrors Williamson’s interests and background.
|James Van Der Beek||Dawson Leery||Main|
|Michelle Williams||Jen Lindley||Main|
|Joshua Jackson||Pacey Witter||Main|
|Katie Holmes||Joey Potter||Main|
|Mary Beth Peil||Evelyn “Grams” Ryan||Main|
|Kerr Smith||Jack McPhee||Recurring||Main|
|Meredith Monroe||Andie McPhee||Recurring||Main||Recurring|
|Busy Philipps||Audrey Liddell||Recurring||Main|
|Mary-Margaret Humes||Gail Leery||Main||Recurring|
|John Wesley Shipp||Mitch Leery||Main||Recurring|
|Nina Repeta||Bessie Potter||Main||Recurring|