Here we go. “One Tree Hill” fans have been waiting for the return of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton since their characters mysteriously disappeared after the sixth season. No explanation has been offered for their absence, except for the title of the Season 7 premiere, “4:30 A.M. (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad).”
Now, Murray says he’d be open to returning to the show. “I honestly haven’t heard a word. I haven’t heard anything,” he tells E!.
“I know how much the fans want it, and for the fans, I think I would
definitely do that. Absolutely.”
Of course, we’ve heard this before from his former co-star, Burton, when she told Zap2it last August that she hadn’t yet been asked to return but that she loved “One Tree Hill.” Ultimately, though, she changed her tune. That said, everyone thought Season 8 would be the final season, and Burton has yet to be asked about a possible return in Season 9.
“I don’t know where they’re taking the storyline,” Murray says. “It’s all up in
the air. I’m supposed to start shooting another movie in September, so
if everything works out, we’ll give one for the fans.”
Murray also weighed in on his less-than-stellar reputation, noting that when he shot to fame on “One Tree Hill,” he was “a kid” and didn’t see things particularly clearly. Now, he says, he’s reformed his ways. “I don’t go out. I don’t do any of those things anymore,” he says. “I really like keeping a very low profile. When you’re young
and you’re thrown into something that I was definitely not ready for–I’m
human and screw up. I’m glad I went through it, I really am, because I
wouldn’t have come out the other side.”
So, “One Tree Hill” fans, do you want to see CMM back as Lucas Scott one
last time? We’re loving the characters in place in Tree Hill now, but
we have to admit, after the nostalgia-fest of the Season 8 finale, it
seems only fitting that the series finale should feature a reunion
between Lucas and his brother, Nathan.