One arbre colline actor James Lafferty has admitted that he was "nervous" when co-star Chad Michael Murray decided to quit the montrer earlier this year.
Speaking to TV Guide, the 24-year-old, who plays Nathan Scott in the CW series, also a dit that he is pleased with the new direction of the drama.
"Initially, I think everybody was a little bit nervous," he said. "You never know how the audience is going to respond to something like that.
"All we can do is look vers l'avant, vers l’avant and what we gained was two very committed cast members in Robert [Buckley] and Shantel [VanSanten]. They want to create these characters in the best possible way that they can, tell good stories - and it shows in their work."
Lafferty also revealed that he hopes his character will become a father again, saying: "Nathan and Haley have their hands full with Jamie, but I think that would be an exciting thing for the fans to see."
Season seven of One arbre colline continues Mondays at 8pm on The CW in the US. Season six currently airs Mondays at 9pm on E4 in the UK.