Kevin Williamson’s Family Drama Series ‘The Waterfront’ Lands At Netflix

Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson’s return to North Carolina is heading to Netflix.

Williamson’s family drama series The Waterfront has been ordered to series by the streamer. It comes a few months after Deadline revealed that the Scream writer was working on the series as part of a new overall deal with Universal Television.

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Inspired by true events, The Waterfront dives into the flawed Buckley family as their attempts to retain control of their crumbling North Carolina fishing empire drive them to increasingly dangerous means to keep themselves afloat.

While much of Dawson’s Creek takes place in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, it was actually shot in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Williamson was born in New Bern, North Carolina, the son of a fisherman.

He will write and exec produce the series with Ben Fast from his Outerbanks Entertainment also exec producing.

The Waterfront was one of a number of shows that Williamson is developing under his overall deal. He is also working on a remake of Rear Window, which has been set up at Peacock, The It Girl, based on Ruth Ware’s book and The Game based on the David Fincher film.

The Waterfront was announced as part of Netflix’s first Upfront in New York.

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