Well, One Tree Hill fans, the rumors are *sort of* true: There’s going to be a OTH cast reunion…courtesy of Lifetime. Rumblings of an official OTH reunion made waves earlier this week after Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), Danneel Ackles (Rachel Gatina), Robert Buckley (Clay Evans), and Antwon Tanner (Antwon “Skills” Taylor) teased a secret project together in since-deleted Instagram posts with the hashtag #christmas2018.
However, it seems the four aren’t at Karen’s Cafe spearheading an official One Tree Hill reunion for The CW. Rather, they’ve reunited for an upcoming Lifetime movie. The reigning champion of holiday movies has rounded up the four to star in The Christmas Contract, which will air this winter as part of the network’s “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” monster original holiday calendar.
As the title would suggest, the upcoming film follows one of our favorite TV movie tropes: The fake relationship *potentially* turned something more.
So when can we set our DVRs?
According to Deadline, Burton stars in the movie as web designer Jolie, who is returning to her Louisiana hometown for the holidays for the first time since a major break-up. After hearing that her ex-boyfriend is already bringing a new girlfriend home, Jolie doesn’t want to have to face the new couple alone, prompting her lawyer BFF Naomi (Ackles) to suggest her novelist brother Jack (Buckley) — who happens to need a website for his new book — to serve as her fake companion. And thus the “Christmas contract” is born.
But that’s not all. According to TVLine, another OTH alum is set to appear in the film. Tyler Hilton will also be making a musical appearance in the movie — but he won’t be in character as the scheming Chris Keller.
While we’re a *little* bit disappointed we won’t be catching up with Nathan, Haley, Brooke Davis, and the rest of the gang — yet — seeing four OTH alums working together again is making our circa-2000s WB-obsessed hearts so happy.
The Christmas Contract will air later this year during the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime lineup.