Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series about the fictional lives of a close-knit group of friends beginning in high school and continuing in college.
The series stars James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery, Katie Holmes as his best friend and love interest Joey Potter, and Joshua Jackson as their fellow best friend Pacey Witter. Michelle Williams plays Jen Lindley. Kerr Smith and Meredith Monroe play siblings Jack and Andie McPhee.
The show was created by Kevin Williamson and debuted on The WB (renamed The CW three years after the series finale) on January 20, 1998 and was produced by Columbia TriStar Television (which was renamed Sony Pictures Television before the sixth and final season). The series, set in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.