'Dawson's Creek' cast reunites after 20 years for EW cover

Stars Katie Holmes, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams and Busy Phillips reunited for an epic "Dawson's Creek" reunion.

Brittany King

Has it really been 20 years since Dawson's Creek aired its first episode on The WB?


To commemorate the big milestone, Entertainment Weekly reunited eight fan favorites from the iconic teen drama to reminisce about the good old days.  


The magazine also released four solo covers, each featuring one of the lead actors and one group shot: Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, James Van Der Beek and one with Michelle Williams and her bestie Busy Phillips.


I think we've all sort of seen each other over the years, but not everybody all together. And never for long enough.

The group -- Holmes (Joey Potter), James Van Der Beek (Dawson Leery), Joshua Jackson (Pacey Witter), Michelle Williams (Jen Lindley), Busy Phillips (Audrey Liddell), Kerr Smith (Jack McPhee), Meredith Monroe (Andie McPhee), and Mary Beth Peil (Evelyn "Grams" Ryan) -- all gathered around couches and exchanged heartfelt stories from their glory days on set. 


"I loved that we were able to get in there in those formative years for people. That's why people, I think, are so connected to it. When something affects you while you were growing up, it kind of stays in there forever," Williams revealed to the outlet. "When you're so permeable and open and trying to figure out who you are and what's going on, whatever reaches you in those moments really becomes part of you."


If you're in the mood (we know you are) to rewatch the entire series, which ran on The WB from 1998 to 2003, it's now streaming in its entirety on Hulu.