Former DAWSON'S CREEK star James Van Der Beek is returning to his TV roots with an appearance on One Tree Hill.
The actor will play a director looking to turn a book by Chad Michael Murray's character Lucas into a movie.
But the guest appearance will be an emotional one for Van Der Beek - teen drama One Tree Hill is filmed on the same Wilmington, North Carolina set where Dawson's Creek was shot between 1998 and 2003.
Executive producer Mark Schwann says, "The spectre of Dawson's Creek is always around us. We're about to complete 128 episodes, which is what Dawson's did...So I thought it would be cool to get James."
The episode is due to air in the U.S. in late November (08).