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VERONICA MARS Revival Enlists Logan, Wallace, and Other Old Favorites

It’s official, Marshmallows! Veronica Mars is coming back, specifically on Hulu in 2019. Kristen Bell confirmed the news on Thursday and said she’ll be returning as the sassy detective (as well as serving as an executive producer).

UPDATE, 9/25/18 – And though Rob Thomas assures us the new season won’t be as much a nostalgia trap as the 2014 movie was, that doesn’t mean we won’t have some old favorites back for the venture. TVLine reports that Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, and David Starzyk will return as their Veronica Mars characters Logan, Wallace, Weevil, and Richard Casablancas.

Hulu has further details, including the synopsis for the eight episode limited series:

Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.

The folks involved in the original show are around, including executive producers Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, and Dan Etheridge. Thomas will write the first episode.

So that you can catch up before the new show, Hulu’s also acquired rights to the series and the film. All the Veronica Mars you can stand will be available to stream in summer 2019.

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TV shows don’t get canceled anymore, they just go into hiding. Even if series have been off the air for 30 years, they can come back if the demand is high enough (or sometimes even if it isn’t). This time, it’s not even a show that hasn’t already had a comeback. Veronica Mars proves she’s the most resilient amateur-turned-professional sleuth in the game by evidently returning for another go at solving mysteries and getting up to melodrama in the super affluent town of Neptune, California, with a limited run of eight episodes heading to Hulu.

Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva has “heard” the streaming service is reaching an agreement with Mars creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell to return for the series. This, of course, comes five years after the then-most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time which raised $3.7 million for a feature-length Veronica Mars movie, following up the events of the cult and critical favorite UPN/CW series which ran from 2004-2007.

Now, do we actually need more Veronica Mars? Well, the movie wrapped things up rather nicely, so narratively we’re good. On the other hand, though, if there’s a world where we get eight more Veronica Mars episodes, why wouldn’t we take it? Bell is, of course, currently on (for my money) the best comedy on television in The Good Place, so she’s doing great, but the report says more Mars would not interfere with the filming of that, thank Janet.

This is all still in very preliminary stages, but we’ll be sure to keep you up to date when more develops.

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Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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