updated 08/29/2011 AT 3:40 PM ET
•originally published 08/29/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
There will be a familiar face back in One Tree Hill for the show’s final season.
Chad Michael Murray, who left the series in 2009, will reprise his role as Lucas Scott in a guest appearance.
“The secrets out;) Im excited 2 say that ‘Luke’ will b reuniting with the amazing OTH cast, Producers & Crew 4 an ep! This is 4 u great fans,” the actor Tweeted on Monday.
Lucas, who left Tree Hill with his bride Peyton (played by Hilarie Burton) and their daughter in the show’s sixth season, will return after his friend Haley (played by Bethany Joy Galeotti) reaches out to him for help.