Hurricane Irene: CW Shuts Down 'One Tree Hill' Production
Hurricane Irene has claimed another victim, as the CW shut down production of One Tree Hill for the weekend in preparation for the storm.
“As a precautionary measure and in consideration of our cast and crew, One Tree Hill production has shut down for today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Irene. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next few day,” a rep for the show told The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama films in Wilmington, N.C., and Hurricane Irene is estimated to make landfall on Saturday in the Barrier Islands in North Carolina, and then travel its way up the coastline all the way to beyond Boston.
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Sophia Bush, who stars in the series, wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “OTH production has been canceled for tomorrow. All our fans in town, please stay inside! We will not be filming. Stay safe.”
Bush’s co-star Austin Nichols also tweeted on Thursday, “Shutting down production tomorrow. Can't wait to dance with this large woman called Irene.”
One Tree Hill will air its final season as a mid-season replacement on the CW.
Other areas on the East Coast are shutting down movie theaters, and several Broadway productions have closed, including The Lion King and Mary Poppins.