ONE árbol colina FANS. COM GOT AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
WITH THE CREATOR OF OTH AND THIS IS WHAT HE HAD 2 SAYY
Hi, this is Don with BuddyTV and today I’m talking to Mark Schwahn, creator of One árbol Hill. There are a lot of One árbol colina fans at BuddyTV, so we asked them to enviar some preguntas for you. I just wanted to go over some of those. People want to know if Mouth and Millicent are going to get serious siguiente season.
Yeah, I feel like Mouth finally found a girl. Fourth season, fifth season, Mouth sort of drifted a little bit until we met Millicent, and it just felt so right to me, that couple. Obviously they’re pursuing their own dreams and ambitions, and I think when you’re young and you’re in your twenties, you’re trying to set up the architecture for what your life is going to be down the line. tu feel like if tu don’t do it right now, there may never come another chance to do it, in terms of career. I think that their storyline will be: can tu have your career ambitions and also be a couple, and what does it mean to your relationship if you’re chasing different things? But that’s a couple that gives me a feeling of sort of safeness and makes me comfortable to watch them together, and I like that for the audience and I like that for the show. That doesn’t mean they won’t have obstacles ahead of them, as all couples do on One árbol Hill, but fans will definitely see más of them in season six.
There are a lot of fan favorito! characters that people would like to see back, like Rachel o Tim o Chase o Whitey.
Is there any chance of any of those people coming back this season?
Yeah, there’s a chance that tu would see all of those characters -- well, I don’t know about Tim. I’m being sarcastic. We’re pretty early at it in terms of mapping out the entire season, but I would add Jake to that list, too. I’ve been talking to Bryan [Greenberg] about coming back, I don’t know if it’ll work out with his schedule and what he’s doing. I think the great thing about being in season 6 is tu have all of that architecture, all of that history to draw upon. I always felt like Rachel went away in not the best light when she disappeared, and I’d amor to check in with Whitey. I always think it’s great when we can see the return of some of these characters. We’d like to do that and we have some concrete plans to do it, but a lot of it is up in the air.
A lot of people want to know what happened to the theme song and if it will make a return appearance.
It’s interesting about the theme song. Not only is it costly -- and that never sort of drives what we do creatively, but I think fans don’t understand that there’s money on the mesa, tabla every time they hear the theme song. That sounds like a bullsh*t producer response, too, but that’s a part of it because every año our budget is pretty challenged. Knowing that, when I looked at the jump ahead, the four año jump, I felt like “I Don’t Wanna Be” was very much an anthem for their adolescent lives. It was very much about who am I going to be and who am I and who am I going to be someday. Not to mention that it was 42 segundos of screen time that I knew I could use for story. So a lot went into the decision to drop the theme song, it wasn’t done lightly. For Chad [Michael Murray's upcoming noir-themed] episode it would be fun to hear that theme song done in a más time period relevant way. Never say never, but right now I think we’ll probably just go with the black card.
There were a lot of new characters introduced last season.
Is there anyone new joining this year?
We will meet some new faces along the way, sure. One of them is John Doe, who is playing Nick Wolfe, who may o may not be Peyton’s biological father. And I think that that’s very much at the center of the storyline, is they expect him to be her father but he’s not very forthcoming as a character with that information. The pregunta is why is that the case when he clearly made a choice to reach out to Peyton. So we plan to see John earlier than later in the season. We’ll see the return of Daphne Zuniga’s character, Victoria, which is really great. Above and beyond that, we will see some new characters. One of them is a character named Samantha, who is being played por Ashley Rickards. She’s a younger character, I always think it’s important to keep younger characters in the mostrar while the mostrar has aged. tu still have a young fan base that’s interested in those stories, and so Samantha is going to be a high school student that we’re going to meet early on and tell stories about her as well.
A lot of people want to know if An Unkindness of Ravens will actually be published as a tie-in novel o anything like that.
We have talked about that and it hasn’t come together just yet, because somebody’s got to write it. If it’s going to be written, considering it was Lucas’s book and it introduced Lucas as an autor fictionally, it’s got to be quality, it’s got to be a decent book. It’s not something where we just want to hire a ghostwriter and say, “Just do this so that it’s a piece of merchandise.” I would just want to make sure there is a reason to do it and that there's spin that we could put on it. We have talked about it though, so hopefully that’ll come to light. If it doesn’t, it wasn’t for trying, that’s for sure.
Is there any chance that either Haley o Brooke will end up with another baby any time soon?
That’s also being talked about. I think Brooke, certainly we’ve planted the scenes for. Her storyline centers around what a family is and what a family can be considering hers was not what she had hoped for. And so I think that’ll continue to be at the center. If she ends up with Lucas, I think that they would amor to have kids. And if she doesn’t end up with Lucas, I think the idea of family is still very much at the forefront of her story. And we’ve actually, just so tu know, and I haven’t dicho this publicly to anyone else, we’ve talked about Nathan and Haley as well. What it would be like to introduce a baby, because with the four año jump the fans didn’t get to spend time with the baby with that couple, we jumped ahead to Jamie as a four-year-old. Yeah, all of that stuff is up for grabs.
Just one last pregunta here.
Now, I know tu can’t tell us who Lucas invited to Las Vegas, obviously, but do tu think the fans will be happy with how that storyline plays out?
tu know Don, I really hope so. I know that there’s a danger in -- One of the staples of our mostrar and the staples of televisión in general has been the amor triangle. For us it became a amor rectangle, which was my version and the show’s version of trying to turn that dynamic on its head a little bit. I think at the end of last season no one would have expected Lindsey, no one would have expected the introduction of someone else that Lucas was interested in and that Lucas loved. Whether the fans loved it o hated it o whether they felt like it worked, I always felt it was a way of challenging the audience and yet still giving them the mostrar they sort of love. Obviously, I’m not stupid about this stuff and I don’t make these decisions lightly, I know that if Lucas picks one person, that changes the dynamic that the audience has been familiar with for a long, long time. The relationship and who Lucas picks will frame the season for a lot of fans. For the ones that are happy, it’ll be a great season. For the ones that wish he would have picked someone else, the season will suck. I would just urge them to look beyond that and look at what we’re doing as a show. I mean, when tu watch the first three episodes, it’s undeniable that this is still a relevant, risky, adelante, hacia adelante thinking show. I think that this season is once again a really challenging, adelante, hacia adelante thinking season of One árbol Hill.