The highly popular 90s teen drama, Dawson’s Creek, is heading to Netflix next month. However, the iconic theme song of Paula Cole, I Don’t Want to Wait, has been replaced with a different one.
The streaming giant has acquired streaming rights for seasons 1-6 of Dawson’s Creek. The series ran for six years that initially aired on The WB. Moreover, the classic drama which debuted on Jan. 20, 1998, ran until 2003 and became one of the most memorable TV series for decades.
What is “Dawson’s Creek” all about
The series was created by Kevin Williamson and written and produced by Dana Baratta. It follows the lives of a tight-knit group of friends who portrays the realities of life and romance. It is also responsible for the launching of acting careers of its four lead stars, James van der Beek, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, and Joshua Jackson.
Dawson's Creek — one of television's most beloved coming-of-age stories — is coming to Netflix in The US on November 1
…and before you ask, the episodes won't have the original theme song (sorry) pic.twitter.com/f07QkbdFJY
— Netflix (@netflix) October 19, 2020
Set in the fictional small town of Capeside in Massachusetts, season 1 reveals the story of Dawson and his best friend, Joey. Both of them must redefine their lives and relationships as teenagers. Dawson’s best friend, Pacey, is an adventurous soul and is seeking the woman of his dreams. On the other hand, Jen, the new girl who comes from New York meets with the group, and their lives become intertwined.
As the show progress, the story takes a thrilling turn when Dawson falls in love with Joey. The great love triangle begins when Joey is now torn between Dawson and Pacey. While the Dawson-Joey-Pacey relationship becomes the center of the plot, the characters have also struggled in other areas. Pacey is being seduced by his teacher, and Jen accidentally murders a girl.
“Dawson’s Creek” writer and producer Danna Barrata dies at 59
The writer and producer of the series recently died after fighting years of battle with ovarian cancer. She has also worked on Jessica Jones and Good Behavior, as well as NBC’s Providence. Thus, the series became an Emmy-winning John Masius romance drama.
Other important works of Barrata include North Shore, Cracking Up, Runaway, and Life Is Wild.
Paula Cole’s iconic song replaced with “Run Like Mad”
Cole’s I Don’t Want to Wait is the most memorable theme song across six seasons. However, the song will not be available when the series drops on Netflix. Instead, the show will feature Canadian musician Jann Arden’s Run Like Mad. Arden’s song is used in the international releases where Sony did not have the right for Cole’s song.
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