Mae Whitman Plays Dawson At ATX’s Dawson’s Creek Script Reading And It’s Hilarious


When I was in middle school Dawson’s Creek was THE show to watch. I remember watching the series premiere on the WB and knowing this was a ~big~ moment for television and also, my adolescence. Immediately, the characters were interesting and relatable, and I became hooked.

20 years later, I haven’t seen the show in ages (seriously need to give in to my Netflix binge cravings), but watching this script reading of Dawson’s Creek at the ATX (The ATX Television Festival) last month reignited those warm feelings of nostalgia and reminded me why that show, and especially the pilot episode, were so great.

Kevin Williamson, the show’s writer and creator, moderates the reading, reading action lines, while Mae Whitman plays the role of Dawson, Patrick J. Adams from Suits takes on Joey’s role. Abigail Spencer, also from Suits plays Pacey, and Dawson’s Creek cast member himself Kerr Smith acts as Jen. The whole thing is hilarious.

Watch the reading below.