STORY: ' One Tree Hill's' Final Season ' Will Be Dark,' Says Creator Mark Schwahn The actress, who played Haley James Scott on the series, announced the news on her blog.She plans to return to her maiden name, Lenz, again.The CW teen drama ran for nine seasons from 2003 to 2012, and the cast has stayed close. "The cast has been very successful, and if you look around, they’re all doing great things, which I’m incredibly proud of," show creator Mark Schwahn told Glamour last year. Over the weekend, Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, and most of the cast (sans Sophia Bush) reunited in Wilmington, North Carolina to meet with fans and celebrate the long running success of the hit teen drama series!The Mark Schwahn–created drama also starred Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), Paul Johansson (Dan Scott) and Chad Michael Murray, who played Nathan's brother Lucas Scott.The cast has reunited on several occasions since the series finale, and have also kept in touch with musician Gavin De Graw.
#Naley …just a few years later ;) 💋💋💛💜 @thisisjameslafferty #hubby #alwaysandforever #dontsayinevergaveyouanything #oth #othfans #eyecon A photo posted by Bethany Joy Lenz (@joylenz) on Mar 12, 2016 at pm PST #OTH cast hanging backstage at our reunion convention back in Wilmington this morning!is nearing the end of its final season, and all of the actors are moving on with their lives after nine season on the CW drama.Bethany Joy Galeotti will also be moving on in her personal life; The actress announced that she will be getting a divorce from her husband, Michael Galeotti.The singer's song "I Don't Want to Be" was the show's theme song."That's such a catchy song," Lafferty says."Not too long ago, I was in Odon, Indianapolis, and I went into a sports bar, and a couple of people recognized me from ' One Tree Hill.' I took a picture and then, probably, like, five minutes later somebody put on ' I Don't Want to Be' by Gavin De Graw," he adds, laughing.