Kevin Williamson is an American television and film writer and producer, known for creating Dawson's Creek, CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries and the Scream film franchise.


Williamson's penchant for witty dialogue is evident in the irreverent '90s takes on the horror genre, Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer.[1] Immediately preceding the release of Scream, Williamson got a meeting with a TV producer which lead to the creation of The WB stalwart Dawson's Creek, originally created for FOX.

Following his departure from the teen drama, Williamson has gone on to create another successful teen drama for the WB's descendant The CW — genre series The Vampire Diaries, the 2015 drama Stalker and 2017 series Time After Time.

Currently, Williamson is working on a few films and a CBS All Access fairytale thriller entitled Tell Me A Story.[1]


  • Williamson is #TeamDawson[1]
  • He considers writers Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti and Rob Thomas family[1]
  • Williamson got a meeting with television producer (then head of programming at FOX) Paul Stupin and made up the Dawson's Creek pitch on the spot[2].

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Dawson's Creek' Turns 20: Kevin Williamson Reveals the Teen Drama's Deepest Secrets (January 2018)
  2. ATX Festival Panel: "Dawson's Creek Writers' Room" Reunion (2015) (July 2015)