James Van Der Beek portrayed a young filmmaker on Dawson’s Creek for six seasons, and now he is set to return to television guest starring as an established filmmaker on One Tree Hill for The CW.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Van Der Beek will share scenes with another former Dawson’s Creek alum, Chad Michael Murray, as his character attempts to option a novel written by Lucas to direct as a feature film.
One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek used to share a home on the WB Network, and Hill currently shoots on the same production lot in Wilmington that Creek used. Could Van Der Beek be reprising Dawson Leary? With The CW reaching into the past with their 90210 continuation, I wouldn’t be surprised if they crossed well liked characters over from former popular shows to boost ratings. I know I’ll be tuning in.
The episode airs on November 24th.