The fifth season of One पेड़ पहाड़ी, हिल completely reinvented the series. Instead of following the characters to college, which is a हटाइए that has doomed countless other teen dramas, creator Mark Schwahn decided to jump four years ahead and follow the characters through adulthood. It was a risky move, but one that ultimately paid off. To get प्रशंसकों ready for the show's sixth season, which kicks off on September 1, we sat down with Mark to get the scoop on what's coming up for the OTH gang.
For the first part of our two-part interview, we asked Mark सवालों पेश द्वारा BuddyTV readers. Read on to find out what's in the future for Mouth and Millicent, which familiar faces might return in upcoming episodes, and how Mark expects प्रशंसकों to react to the resolution of last season's romantic cliffhanger. Check back on Monday for part two of the interview, where we'll get even और scoop on what's coming up in One पेड़ Hill's sixth seasonHi, this is Don with BuddyTV and today I’m talking to Mark Schwahn, creator of One पेड़ Hill. There are a lot of One पेड़ पहाड़ी, हिल प्रशंसकों at BuddyTV, so we asked them to प्रस्तुत करे some सवालों for you. I just wanted to go over some of those. People want to know if Mouth and Millicent are going to get serious अगला 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. आप feel like if आप 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 आप 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 पेड़ Hill, but प्रशंसकों will definitely see और of them in season six.
There are a lot of प्रशंसक प्रिय characters that people would like to see back, like Rachel या Tim या Chase या Whitey. Is there any chance of any of those people coming back this season?
Yeah, there’s a chance that आप 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 आप 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 प्यार 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 प्रशंसकों don’t understand that there’s money on the तालिका, टेबल 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 साल our budget is pretty challenged. Knowing that, when I looked at the jump ahead, the four साल 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 सेकंड्स 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 और 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 या 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 सवाल 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 द्वारा Ashley Rickards. She’s a younger character, I always think it’s important to keep younger characters in the दिखाना while the दिखाना has aged. आप still have a young प्रशंसक 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 या 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 लेखक 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 या 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 प्यार 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 आप know, and I haven’t कहा 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 साल jump the प्रशंसकों 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 सवाल here. Now, I know आप can’t tell us who Lucas invited to Las Vegas, obviously, but do आप think the प्रशंसकों will be happy with how that storyline plays out?
आप know Don, I really hope so. I know that there’s a danger in -- One of the staples of our दिखाना and the staples of टेलीविज़न in general has been the प्यार triangle. For us it became a प्यार 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 प्रशंसकों loved it या hated it या whether they felt like it worked, I always felt it was a way of challenging the audience and yet still giving them the दिखाना 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 आप watch the first three episodes, it’s undeniable that this is still a relevant, risky, आगे thinking show. I think that this season is once again a really challenging, आगे thinking season of One पेड़ Hill.