WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – It’s official! The CW picked up One Tree Hill for a ninth season, but it won’t return until spring 2012, according to a press release from The CW.
Earlier this month several of the actors said on Twitter they were on board for one more season.
“Well faithful followers … I am officially in for ONE last year of OTH,” wrote Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) on Twitter. “The writers have GREAT plans! Now all we need is a CW pick up! ;).”
Tree Hill fans can follow their favorite characters as they reach their 200th episode in 2012. The Wilmington-filmed drama is expected to continue to grow and break new ground.
The series stars Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Robert Buckley as Clay Evans, Austin Nichols as Julian Baker, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James and Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott.
Mark Schwann created One Tree Hill in 2003. The series is produced by Mastermind Laboratories and Tolin-Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. It is filmed at Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.