Wilmington, NC - WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - North Carolina film crews are heading back to work as One Tree Hill kicks off its new season of filming starting Wednesday.
Close to 100 local crew members work on the CW series.
The network has officially scheduled 13 episodes in season eight which would take filming through Thanksgiving. If the network elects to pick up a full season, another nine episodes would be filmed, and work would continue through next February or March.
The series typically films at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and various locations throughout southeastern North Carolina.
According to The CW, this year's season focuses on how 20-somethings balance life while overcoming challenges and taking on the positives sometimes taken for granted.