After that, characters from that first season left the show, with new main characters having been both written in and out of the series.
Murray's mother left him when he was young, and Lucas was abandoned by his father .Murray's passion for the role led the producers to cast him as Lucas.The producers were originally unsure as to who Murray would play.Series creator Mark Schwahn wanted him to play the character of Nathan Scott since Murray had played a bad guy several times before, he felt it was only natural to give him this role.One Tree Hill is an American television series created by Mark Schwahn for The WB in 2003.
After its third season, The WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which then became the broadcaster for the show in the United States.
Schwahn served as executive producer while also writing and directing for the show, including the premieres and finales of all seasons.
The show began with nine main characters in its first season.
Murray, however, wanted to portray Lucas due to a connection he felt with the character.
He felt that he could inhabit the character as the two share several similarities.
Hilarie Burton, auditioned for the part of Ed Harris's daughter in the film Radio.