is an American television drama created by Steven Antin
. The show debuted on July 12, 2000 on The WB
network as a summer replacement for, and spin-off
from, another Columbia TriStar Television
production, Dawson's Creek
. The series was originally ordered for the fall 1999-2000 season but was delayed due to unresolved matters between the ColumbiaTriStar and The WB. The main character, Will Krudski, was introduced late in season three of Dawson's Creek
as a childhood friend of the group who has kept in contact with Pacey Witter
. Will goes to Capeside to visit with old friends while on spring break. After briefly dating Andie McPhee
he returns to Rawley.
The show explores themes of forbidden love, morality
, social classes
and gender roles
is set in the town of New Rawley at a prestigious boarding school
, Rawley Academy. Will Krudski, a working class New Englander, earns a scholarship to his hometown's posh boarding school, starting with the summer session, as a means of escaping his abusive father. In a moment of carelessness he confesses to his roommate, Scout, that he cheated on the entrance exam. Their professor, Finn, overhears Will and Scout discussing what to do. Before making a final decision about expelling him, Finn has Will write an essay on who he is.
Throughout the series Will continues to face moral dilemmas as he struggles to find his place at school while not... Read More