Nathan Scott is turning in his basketball for a headset. James Lafferty revealed on Aug. 25 that he’s actually stepping behind the camera, alongside ‘One Tree Hill’ creator, Mark Schwahn on ‘The Royals!’
James Lafferty may not have been at the One Tree Hill reunion in Montreal last weekend, but it looks like he had a really good reason to miss it. He was in the director’s chair in London, next to Mark Schwahn! We could not be more excited…
“Thank you Mark Schwahn and every last one of the talented, hardworking cast and crew of @theroyalsone, for letting me part of their well-deserved 2nd season. Tune. In,” James captioned his Instagram photo on Aug. 25, showing the director’s clapperboard.
The board reads, “The Royals 2,” with “James Lafferty” and “John Rhodes” below it in. John is the photography director on the E! series, and HollywoodLife.com can confirm James will be directing an episode in the upcoming season.
This is obviously super exciting for those of us who were One Tree Hill fans. James was one of the few (along with Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton) who actually wasn’t with the rest of the cast for their reunion in Montreal.
It’s A Good Week For ‘OTH’ Fans
Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley James Scott), Daphne Zuniga (Brooke’s evil mother, Victoria), Stephen Colletti (Chase), Antwon Tanner (Skills), Paul Johansson (Dan Scott) and Torey Devitto (Nannie Carrie) all gathered for the fan event and even took a ton of photos to document.
Alright so James had a totally good excuse and he was with Mark, who created and even made a few cameos in, the show! Plus, James did show up to the reunion last October in Paris, France, where he posed with Sophia and Paul (and she called them her “two favorite Scotts”), and of course took photos with Bethany so that Naley fans could relive that.
We can’t wait to see his episode of season two of The Royals, which is still in production through the fall. Are you excited, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta