Chad Michael Murray has agreed to reprise his role as Lucas Scott for the ninth and final season of One Tree Hill..
Fans of the show will recall that Lucas drove off into the sunset with his wife Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and their baby during the sixth season of the series, he will now reportedly be returning when Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) calls him for help. According to rumors Haley’s brother Nathan disappears for a while and Lucas returns to help find him.
Murray isn’t the only returning cast member, Deb, played by Barbara Alyn Woods also revealed in a recent interview that she would be returning to the series for the final season.
Still missing from the original lineup is Peyton, it’s unclear if Hilarie Burton’s character will follow her TV husband back to the show. Producers asked Burton last season to return and show creator Mark Schwahn said at that time “Quite frankly, we just couldn’t make a deal,” while adding, “Hilarie now has a child and a family, and she’s doing some nice work [on White Collar]”
Last month Chad Michael Murray told E! Online that he would “absolutely” come back to One Tree Hill if the shows producers gave him the opportunity.
Sometimes I personally feel that showrunners try to wrap up lose ends with a little too much fervor. What do you think about characters from the past making their reemergence on the show for a final curtain call?