Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership.
The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ...
For once, this is one that doesn't borrow from 90210 or My So Called Life, yet seems to make its own direction.
Sure, it is still has the cliches...28 year old, socially evolved high school students with attractive 32 year old parents, but once you get over this, the show really shines!
In the first episode of season 3, it is established that the lockers are in alphabetical order, explaining why Haley is between Nathan and Lucas.
Moira Kelly (Karen) found out she was pregnant after the pilot was shot, but Schwahn didn't want to write the pregnancy into the show, so they used an array of props to hide her belly. Though Jackson Brundage was only 6 when he was cast as Jamie, he was really good at memorizing lines. When Jamie was first written into the show, a lot of his scenes were dictated by what Brundage wanted to do.Executive producers Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin, and Joe Davola spent four years convincing Schwahn to turn the movie into a TV series.3.The show title comes from the U2 song "One Tree Hill" from the Joshua Tree album. One Tree Hill was originally set in Illinois, but The WB asked Schwahn to set it in a warmer climate, which is how the show ended up taking place in North Carolina.5.Tanner read his lines only in the pilot, so after it aired, he called Schwahn up and said, "I didn't know [Nathan and Lucas] were brothers! To separate her from co-star Hilarie Burton (Peyton), Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley) was told she had to dye her blonde curls before starting to shoot One Tree Hill.13.Millicent's (Lisa Goldstein Kirsch) glasses are actually Kirsch's.14.