We Dream Cast A ‘One Tree Hill’ Reboot With Zendaya, Aly Michalka, Ansel Elgort And More

(Ansel Elgort Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)/(Chad Michael Murray Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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Whether you tuned in for the drama on or off the court, there’s no denying The CW’s One Tree Hill had it all.

With so many of our favorite series from the past getting the revival green light, we’ve secretly been hoping One Tree Hill might be among shows set to return. While some cast members like Chad Michael Murray seem to be on board with returning to the drama, others, like Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush, have been fairly vocal about why they wouldn’t be interested in coming back.

A revival might not be in the cards, but that doesn’t mean the door is closed on a potential One Tree Hill reboot! In fact, we’ve been contemplating what One Tree Hill might look like if it were getting remade today, and have even done a bit of fan casting just for fun.

We’ve come up with a list of actors we think would do an amazing job of bringing the likes of (Chad Michael Murray), Nathan (James Lafferty), Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Brooke (Sophia Bush), and Hayley (Bethany Joy Lenz) to life.

Check out our list of who we’d like to see cast in a potential One Tree Hill reboot below!

Ansel Elgort as Lucas Scott

Ansel Elgort might be a huge Hollywood star, but did you know he’s also got some mad skills on the court in real life? Add that in with the fact that he’s an ace when it comes to acting (case in point: his performance in Fault in Our Stars), and you’ve got yourself the perfect Lucas Scott!



Zendaya as Brooke Davis

Zendaya’s reputation as a fashionista is all the convincing we need to know that she’s got what it takes to step into the heels of Tree Hill’s trendiest individuals. Drool-worthy wardrobe aside, the Spider-Man: Homecoming star could totally pull off the effortlessly cool persona needed to bring the character of Brooke Davis to life.




Aly Michalka as Peyton Sawyer

Seeing as how she’s already played a cheerleader on The CW, Aly Michalka could easily pick up Peyton’s pom poms. Besides the fact that she’s got the RaRaRas ready to go, we’re convinced Michalka could also pull off the brooding hipster aspect of Peyton’s personality with no problem!




David Henrie as Nathan Scott

David Henrie was a pro at playing up the sillier aspects of Justin Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, but we’d love to see the Disney Channel star show off his acting chops on a drama. We can clearly picture Henrie squaring off on the court against Elgort as Nathan Scott!




Madison Pettis as Haley James Scott

Madison Pettis has tackled everything from sitcoms to critically acclaimed dramas, so why not tackle the world of high school next? In assuming the role of Lucas’ kindhearted bestie, we think Pettis’ would have no problem keeping Nathan in line and out of trouble!



Which casting picks are you totally on board with? Which ones would you change? Let us know in the comments!

The original version of this post incorrectly identified the name of Bethany Joy Lenz’s character as Haley St. James. Her character’s name was actually Haley James Scott. The story has since been updated. 


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