Dawson's Creek cast members, sitting on a bench
‘Dawson’s Creek’ (L-R) James Van Der Beek (back), Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, Meredith Monroe, Kerr Smith, and Katie Holmes (front) | Columbia/TriStar International Television/Getty Images

Dawson’s Creek is a famous series that first aired on the WB, following Dawson Leery and his friends as they grow up in Capeside, a coastal town in Massachusetts.

Dawson’s Creek follows Dawson Leery, a moody and ambitious young filmmaker, and his best friends Joey Potter, the smart and beautiful girl-next-door, and Pacey Witter, a salt-of-the-earth type with a complicated family. The series also follows Jen Lindly, the new girl and blonde bombshell with a dark past as she arrives in Capeside.

Dawson’s Creek was one of the most popular shows in the genre of teen dramas. Dawson’s Creek helped launch the careers of James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, and Michelle Williams.


Premiere: January 20, 1998
Genre: Drama, teen shows
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Mary Beth Peil, Kerr Smith, Meredith Monroe, Busy Philips, Sasha Alexander.
Where to Watch Dawson’s Creek: Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max


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