One Tree Hill Possible Season 9 Update

3 years ago, by

April 18, 2011

Update: One Tree Hill is now officially renewed for season 9 <= check the link for more info!

A possible season 9? Here’s what creator Mark Schwann has to say…

Here’s some potentially good news! Schwann say,

“I think we all really enjoyed this season, and when I say ‘we’ I mean the cast, and the producers, and everybody. I think that there’s real interest in Season 9 from the studio and network.”

When asked about a season 9,

“I don’t know if it’ll happen. There are a million reasons why they pick up a show or don’t pick it up, but I think in terms of ratings and in terms of our creative scope this year, I think the show was great. We would absolutely do it again if they want us. I should just say ‘I’ would absolutely do it again, if they want to.”

He continues,

“The good news is, I don’t think there’s anyone who would absolutely not come back. There’s no one in the cast who would say ‘I have no interest in coming back.’”

When asked about the last 5 episodes yet to air from season 8, he says,

“In the final 5 episodes, I think the cast and the crew were invigorated by the work we were doing. By the end of the season, people felt – and I think rightfully so – that we’re still making really good shows and we’re still having fun doing it.”

Schwann was asked about the possibility of Leyton returning on One Tree Hill, and he says it won’t happen in season 8. If they do get a season 9, he will try to get them for an episode or two.

As for the season finale, Austin Nichols (Julian) says,

“There is a really cool device in the finale … where we’re jumping through months. If it [is] in fact a series finale, it will be very satisfying. I know that there are seeds planted if there’s going to be another season,”

We’ve got more news coming for you from Mark Schwahn, but in the meantime, we’ll leave you with some teasers. In the final five episodes:

  • We’ll see a trip to Puerto Rico.
  • A very bad spray-tan,
  • A whole new side of Julian,
  • The potential return of Clothes Over Bros,
  • And musical performances from several cast members, including both Bethany Joy Galeotti and James Lafferty – though in rather different contexts.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tabitha-Mann/100000729398667 Tabitha Mann

    I can’t wait! Please, please, please give us a season 9! I know Mark has many more stories to tell. The man is brilliant!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Miranda.Lynn.8D Miranda Lynn

    I believe in this show. It’s the best show I’ve ever watched and I would gladly enjoy a season 9. I’ve checked out other shows and none of them hold the same interest as One Tree Hill does for me. It keeps me wanting more and more, and I think that that’s exactly what anybody would want in a great show.

  • Clairemig

    its easy saying lets have a season 9 but its up to the 3 main characters james, sophia and joy. we need them to sign up again but also mark needs to ask two certain people who were part of the main 5 also who made the show and had an effect on all fans lives when we watched them that is hilarie and chad (peyton and lucas). make sure them sign up. if mark can get the 5 to sign up then make a season 9 and make it where the whole lot are together for one last time and end the finale where they all leave from the river court.. a little bit like season 4′s finale, but make it more interesting so we fans defo know its the end of one tree hill :(. come on mark we know you can do it..

  • Veronica

    I have got all of my friends to watch it most of them didn’t know what it was. When I first saw oth I had to buy all of the seasons please make a season 9!!!!

  • OTH<3

    I have to say, Mark would “defo” try to get Leyton back, but really, the reason they didnt renew the contracts was because of the money, so how could they get them back for a WHOLE season if they couldnt do it two seasons ago? Honestly, the most they would come back for is a few episodes, if that. I want them to come back as much as you do, but honestly, i think there is a very little chance that they will :(

  • Kenedy

    I just read a spoiler saying that they have unofficially picked up the show for another season, but HALEY will be dying? It doesn’t sound like a very reliable spoiler to me. I cannot see why Mark would kill Haley off after just having a baby girl. Not to mention that would totally destroy James Lafferty’s character. If this does happen I think it would ruin the show. Haley is one of the best, and only original characters left. I do hope for a season nine, but not without Haley! If she dies, I don’t know if I would continue to watch because it just wouldn’t be the OTH I know and love.
    Here is the spoiler I have read. >> http://lounge.cwtv.com/showthread.php?t=725043

    Do you think that this is true? :S

  • http://www.spoilersguide.com/ Matej

    Thanks Kenedy, I’ll check the link!

  • Flipper0007

    season 9 all the way please. OTH is the best show on tv.

  • Rachael

    So excited about a season 9! But bring back Peyton and Lucas, even if only for a couple episodes!

  • Lagalvin1123

    Happy I havent moved out out Wilmington yet… so going to make a trip up 23rd street to see these guys up close, may be have some P.C.J. with them!!!

  • The Insider

    That’s incorrect, Bethany’s character has been contracted for another full season, James Laffertys character is only contracted for part time, so I would think that if anything, Nathan would be the one dying. But fortunately I have inside news stating that Nathans character won’t be dying, it’s just simply because the show can’t afford to fully contract him. So from what I’ve heard, Nathan will be traveling a bit with his new career, hopefully the CW can choose to give this show another chance, without taking away much of their budget.

  • kim

    as much as i love this show i think season 9 should b da last and bring every one back for a good bye for good because the show is not the same nomore after lucas n peyton left…i just hope they can come for season 9..8)

  • chann

    dudee, they cant stop now, love this show.

  • Guest

    PLEASE GIVE US A SEASON 9! I love this show. I’ve never been addicted to a show before, and I just cannot help but watch this show every minute I get! I own all the seasons and would love to have a season 9!!

  • Johnpaaul

    PLEASEEEEEEE DO A SEASON 9!!!!!! U HAVE 2 =) EXSPECIALLY NOW THAT BROOKE IS PREGNANT =) SEASON 9 HAS TO BE DONE =) AN WHO CARES IF PEYTON N LUCAS DONT RETURN FOR SEASON 9, WE STILL HAVE THE FABULOUS BROOKE DAVIS HALEY N NATHAN SCOTT =) I LOVE ONE TREE HILL IT CAN NEVER EVER END!! AN IF IT DOES THEN THERE HAS TO BE ONE TREE HILL THE MOVIE, LIKE THEY DID WITH SEX IN THE CITY LOL X

  • Tina_taylor

    if leyton does return of a season 9 im sure ratings will go off the roof for them. :)

  • Jimdog413

    oky i will give you guys season 9

  • ianne17

    season 9 pls!!!! =)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC3H6WDZSYOQEQ2YUNF3TR2ZCI Trish

    We need a season 9 . Iv been a fan since the start, and im not ready to let it go.Please Keep One Tree Hill going.

  • Amby0711

    I want a season 9…..We need a little bit of Leyton though! I love this show, and I cried when I thought the season finale was the last show.

  • Taylor

    I love this show please give us season 9!!!!