Chad Michael Murray Talks 'OTH' Return
September 16, 2011
The collective squeal of excitement that erupted when The CW announced Chad Michael Murray would return to One Tree Hill during the ninth & final season could be heard from California to, well, Tree Hill. And now, for the first time, the actor (who left OTH in season six) reveals exclusively to TheInsider.com why he decided to play Lucas one more time!
"The fans have loved this show and rooted for every character throughout its run," Chad Michael Murray tells TheInsider.com. "I know how important Luke's return is for our fans and wanted to give them one last ‘Lucas Scott’ moment. Luke's return is for them."
But while he's coming back for the fans, Chad did have one simple request for creator Mark Schwahn: "I think we just need one last look at Luke’s heart. Character wise, this is Mark’s story and Luke will live the journey he sees fit."
Reportedly, that journey features prodigal son Lucas returning to his hometown after Haley reaches out for help. But fans can find out for sure when Chad Michael Murray's return to One Tree Hill airs in early 2012.
In the meanwhile, there are still plenty of ways you can get a CMM fix. Chad’s first graphic novel, Everlast (which tells the story of the tragic hero, Derek Everlast, as he follows his journey to save the world before the ‘End of Days'), will be released this fall! Click here to pre-order and keep an eye out for more details on two book signings Chad will be holding. One at NYC's 86th St. Barnes & Noble on October 14 while the other will be November 1 at The Grove's Barnes & Noble!