Aimed at a teenage audience, it is semi-autobiographical, based on the small-town childhood of its creator Kevin Williamson. The lead character, Dawson Leery, shares Williamson's interests and background. The show was set in a small fictional seaside town called Capeside and focused on four friends who were in the early part of their Sophomore year of high school when the series began.
Last Episode06x24 ...Must Come to an End Aired: May. 14, 2003
All the friends try to cope with the revealtion that one of them will pass away very soon. Jen rebuilds her bond between all of her friends, …
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Series Fun Facts
- In season one, episode seven - 'Detention' Dawson compares the group's Saturday detention to the film, 'The Breakfast Club.' He mentions the cast are now languishing in TV obscurity. Pacey…
[show]In season one, episode seven - 'Detention' Dawson compares the group's Saturday detention to the film, 'The Breakfast Club.' He mentions the cast are now languishing in TV obscurity. Pacey then mentions Emilio Estevez from the film, saying 'he was in those duck movies, remember? God those were classics. So funny.' Joshua Jackson was in fact in 'The Mighty Ducks' with Emilio Estevez.
- The necklace that Dawson wears in every episode was actually made by actor James Van Der Beek's mother. The wardrobe people center every outfit Dawson wears around it.
- Jason Biggs auditioned for the role of Pacey Witter.