The actor is best-suited to play the character of Lucas Scott if a reboot is optioned. Here’s why.
We’re living in an era where old TV shows are resurrected with fresh new faces and tweaks to the storyline as well, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if a ‘One Tree Hill’ reboot were to happen. Although it hasn’t been optioned yet, rumours abound (especially following this Instagram post by actress Bethany Joy Lenz who plays Hailey in the show), and the fans, of course, are very keen.)
- Tyler Posey has played the role of a teen before
- Posey works well in an ensemble
- He has the looks to go with the character
But if a reboot were indeed on the horizon, which actors would play the iconic characters of the show?
Well, we have one actor in mind who could best play Lucas Scott on the show: Tyler Posey. Don’t believe us? Take a look.
Tyler Posey has played the role of a teen before
And he was more than good at it! Best known for playing Scott McCall on ‘Teen Wolf’, Posey already knows the ropes of playing an angsty teenager facing teenage issues. Although ‘Teen Wolf’ had supernatural elements, it was basically a teen drama about an ordinary boy juggling high school. Besides, Scott McCall and Lucas Scott have some things in common: both hail from a single-mother background, both are strong yet vulnerable, both are loyal, and both tend to be a little self-important sometimes. Both are also inspiring in that they are ready to work hard at what they want to achieve.
Posey works well in an ensemble
The ‘One Tree Hill’ reboot, much like the original, is going to focus on a range of cast members. Although in a sense, the story revolved around Lucas Scott, the show focused on other characters quite heavily too. So, in a reboot, the person who ends up playing Lucas should be good at working in an ensemble cast but, at the same time, not melt in the background.
Chad Michael Murray did a fantastic job with this, and besides, his good looks were also quite helpful on that score, making him stand out. But, arguably, Tyler Posey is perfect for such a role. His character in ‘Teen Wolf’ was actually a central role, but he also worked alongside other characters with ease. Posey is the best actor who could take on the role of a central character in an ensemble cast without either outshining others or melting into the background.
He has the looks to go with the character
A bit shallow, but it’s true. One of the reasons ‘One Tree Hill’ did so well in its heyday is because it had a very good-looking cast of characters including (especially) Chad Michael Murray. Murray had the brooding, serious looks that went well with Lucas’ character, who has a sad background and has to really work hard to reach wherever he wants to go. Although a good person at the end of the day, he is also flawed and has a long way to go to become a better person.
Posey’s looks fit the part very well. He has the serious looks required for the character of Lucas Scott, but also a kind of vulnerability that makes him so likeable. Besides, Posey also has his fair share of good looks, so that’s there!
We don’t know about the other characters yet, but we’re convinced that we have a Lucas Scott for the ‘One Tree Hill’ reboot we’re waiting for. Creators of the show, are you listening?