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Young Americans (WB 2000, Ian Somerhalder, Kate Bosworth)



Young Americans 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 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 Raleigh. The show explores themes of forbidden love, morality, social classes and gender roles.

The series was originally ordered for the fall 1999-2000 season but was delayed due to unresolved matters between the ColumbiaTriStar and The WB.

production details
USA | The WB – Mandalay Television – Sony Pictures Television | 8×50 minutes | Broadcast from 12 July – 30 August 2000

James Whitmore Jr. as as Director of Pilot
Steven Antin as Creator

Ed Quinn as Finn
Ian Somerhalder as Hamilton Fleming
Kate Bosworth as Bella Banks
Katherine Moennig as Jacqueline “Jake” Pratt
Mark Famiglietti as Scout Calhoun
Rodney Scott as William “Will” Krudski