Hilarie Burton Morgan is satisfied that One Tree Hill and Outer Banks exist in the identical universe.
Through the Monday, September 18, episode of the “Drama Queens” podcast, Burton, 41, shared her concept that Cullen Moss’ OTH character, Junk, grew as much as turn into Deputy Shoupe on Netflix’s Outer Banks.
“I really like Cullen’s crossover into Outer Banks. As a result of I don’t care that the characters have completely different names. In my thoughts, Junk is the cop in Outer Banks,” Burton quipped, to which cohost Bethany Pleasure Lenz agreed. “Good for him, man, that’s precisely the place Junk ought to be proper now. Simply coping with some meddling children.”
Moss, 48, appeared on two different North Carolina-based exhibits earlier than getting forged on Outer Banks. After an look on season 6 of Dawson’s Creek, he landed the function of Junk on OTH, certainly one of Lucas’ (Chad Michael Murray) River Court docket basketball buddies. Years later, he joined the forged of Outer Banks as Deputy Shoupe — an antagonist turned good-hearted cop who helps discover the Pogues after they’re reported lacking.
North Carolina has been extensively identified for producing teen dramas because the Nineteen Nineties, with Wilmington serving because the filming areas for One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek. 4 hours north is OBX, the place Outer Banks relies — although the present movies in Charleston, South Carolina.
Through the years, all three casts have opened up about the benefits of filming within the Carolinas, away from the craziness of Los Angeles or New York Metropolis. In March, Michelle Williams — who portrayed Jen Lindley on all six seasons of Dawson’s Creek — shared that the WB drama taught her “methods to be accountable.”
“It taught me methods to get to work on time, it taught me methods to put together at evening for the subsequent day,” Williams mentioned in an look on Sunday At present With Willie Geist. “We had been in, like, a really sleepy Southern city, and the crew actually felt like they regarded out for us. They knew how younger we had been they usually form of put, like, bumpers round us, simply made certain that we had been protected and brought care of, that I went to the dentist, issues that didn’t actually come naturally to me.”
Chase Stokes — who stars as John B on Outer Banks — instructed Selection in 2020 following the present’s premiere that capturing in Charleston helped him hook up with the world on display.
“I really feel prefer it was a uncommon expertise for all of us to form of go to a set and have a possibility to really dwell in it, in a spot that you understand you’re going to spend a lot time in,” he defined. “It was a type of issues … the place we had been allowed to form of actually dive into it earlier than it occurred.”
Costar Jonathan Daviss echoed Stokes’ sentiments, sharing that capturing down south helped the forged bond another way.
“[Charleston] is basically fairly, it’s bought like some beautiful sunsets and sunrises,” he mentioned. “I believe the primary day, we spent on the Chateau [John B’s home and one of the show’s main locations] to organize for capturing collectively and all of us watched the dawn.”
When posed with the query of what Carolinas-based present would win in a teen drama showdown, Stokes and Daviss said that their collection would come out on prime — and that Moss could be on their aspect.
“He was on Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. He’s a double whammy,” Stokes quipped to Selection. “However right here’s the factor, Cullen would die in a firefight in opposition to us, in the very best approach.”
He continued: “Hear, I might be prepared to go so far as saying Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill can staff up and have like a battle royale and we’d nonetheless take ‘em out.”
Moss, for his half, is properly conscious of his Carolina connection — and could also be on board with Burton’s concept that Junk modified his identify earlier than becoming a member of the police drive in OBX.