One Tree Hill is not returning.
But the cast is reuniting for a Lifetime movie this Christmas. That's about the closest thing we have to a silver lining after being teased by the cast earlier this week.
Lifetime announced Wednesday that Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, and Antwon Tanner were all reuniting for The Christmas Contract.
The TV movie follows Jolie (Burton) as she makes her way home to Louisiana for the first time since she parted ways with Foster.
As fate would have it, Foster is also on his way back to town with a brand new girlfriend, and Jolie's friend, Naomi (Ackles) tells her she should bring back Naomi's brother.
In true soap fashion, Naomi creates a contract so that Jack can be a faux boyfriend to try and turn the tide in Jolie's favor. But Jack is getting something out of the deal.
Jolie will help him design a website to bring his upcoming novel to the masses.
“Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for,” says Lifetime of the project.
Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever), Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Hunter Burke (Claws), Teri Wyble (The Walking Dead), and Ritchie Montgomery (Baskets) also star in the movie.
It was just a few days ago that the four One Tree Hill actors took to social media to share images of a secret Christmas project. It got fans wondering whether a revival was in the works.
Let's face it: One Tree Hill could easily be revived for a special TV movie or even a limited series. There was no shortage of drama throughout the nine seasons it spent on the air.
In any case, it's a little disappointing that we're not getting to see these characters again, but it should be fun to see some of them reunite on the small screen.
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