Chad Michael Murray revealed that he “can’t imagine” a world without a One Tree Hill reboot in the future, sharing his idea for the “new generation” of the show.
While in conversation with New York-based Fox affiliate WNYW, Murray opened up about what’s been said about bringing his former series One Tree Hill back.
“You know, I genuinely have no idea,” Murray told news anchor Rosanna Scotto. “I have no idea. There’s always talk. I will say that. There is always chatter.”
Chad Michael Murray, who played Lucas Scott for nearly a decade, likely gets asked on the daily about potential plans to revitalize the beloved show.
When E! News exclusively spoke with the Cinderella Story actor about the true possibility of a One Tree Hill reunion or reboot, fans received some exciting news.
“I can’t imagine that it won’t, at some point,” he shared after a laugh, later adding, “We get asked all the time. I know I do. And I know Hilarie [Burton] does, and I see everybody at least once or twice a year.”Chad Michael Murray
Murray, 40, told E! News, “I got to imagine at some point, there would be some version of it.”
In fact, he already has a storyline he’s been working on. “I have an idea that’s been bouncing around in my head to do a new generation of this show, dealing with today’s issue,” he explained. “There’s just so many things now that are so very different than it was back in the early aughts. So, you can do issues that are relating to children and kids that [they] are dealing in high school today.”
He said it’s only a matter of finding the “right team” and pulling some people “out of whatever it is that they’re doing,” noting, “Everyone’s got hands in so many other things, and then get everyone together and go.”
He’s also been busy, most recently starring in Fortress, which hit select theaters and On Demand on Friday, Dec. 17.The WB/Timothy White
Despite their separate projects, Murray revealed that he still keeps in touch with the One Tree Hill fam—with a group text!
“The group text is about to blow up because it’s almost Christmas,” he shared. “Literally Christmas, I think I get about 64 messages on the group chain from everybody, just going back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. When you look at your phone, you got 64 texts: ‘I don’t know that many people. OK, it’s all of them.'”
In the meantime, he said the cast is planning to get together soon in Paris, because “France has got a very rabid fan base” for One Tree Hill.