Three is the magic number for Mark Schwahn. The One Tree Hill creator has signed a trio of production deals, one of which more or less guarantees a seventh season of the CW drama.
One Tree Hill's James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schawahn entered a one-year contract with Warner Bros. TV, which produces One Tree Hill, to keep wearing his executive producer and showrunner hats. CW renewal announcement in three… two… one…
Schwahn's other deals are a two-year pact with CBS Paramount Network TV and an agreement with CBS Records to launch his own imprint under the label.
Effective June 2009, the CBS Par TV deal will find the producer developing new series, including one on the music industry, while the CBS Records one is a dream come true for the one-time band member and avid music aficionado. "A frustrated musician who wasn't good but wanted to be great," as he puts it, Schwahn will look to expand on the musical offerings he's given viewers on Tree Hill.
"I'm a fan of music, I feel I have a good ear for it and I would love to be able to help shine a light on new artists and new music even more than what I can do via One Tree Hill," he said.
Are you psyched for a (possibly) longer stay in Tree Hill?