Good news, Dawson fans! It seems James Van Der Beek will be returning to the small screen to play a role in NBC’s new series Mercy. The series, which premiered last fall, is a medical drama that follows a bunch of nurses and stars Taylor Schilling, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg and James Tupper.

The Hollywood Reporter posted the news about Van Der Beek joining the cast and went on to say that he would be playing a “major recurring role” that could become regular. Van Der Beek will be playing the hospital’s new womanizing ICU chief who happens to have a dark secret.

Van Der Beek’s most notable role was when he started as the title character in Dawson’s Creek. More recently he played a recurring role in the CW’s One Tree Hill. Sounds like this new gig will be a bit grittier than the previous two series.

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