Veronica Mars Revival in the Works at Hulu… with Kristen Bell!
This is the news we’ve all been waiting for! Kristen Bell has been very vocal about wanting her show Veronica Mars back for more episodes, and it looks like it’s finally happening! According to Deadline, streaming giant Hulu is very close to a deal that would revive the mid-’00s series for a eight-episode limited run fourth season.
Back in January, Kristen was asked by E! News if there was a chance for more Veronica Mars. Kristen responded, “In my world there is. I mean, I’m going to be blunt: It’s tough, for a variety of reasons I can’t get into, but, [Rob Thomas] and I are trying and we will continue to try.” It looks like their hard work is paying off with this Hulu deal.
There are reportedly several other of the original stars in talks to reprise their roles. The show ran for three seasons on UPN and, after its merger with The WB, The CW, before ultimately being canceled in 2007. However, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign in which fans raised money for a film follow-up, Kristen, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, and Enrico Colantoni came back for the 2014 flick. Hopefully, some of these faces will be seen again in the Hulu series!
Kristen currently stars on NBC’s The Good Place, but, according to reports, filming this revival will not affect her work on the other show.
The original series followed amateur P.I. Veronica Mars in high school – then college for season three – in her investigations of grisly cases in her hometown of Neptune, California. The movie saw her nine years later in New York City pulled back to Neptune to look into another high school alum’s murder – that her ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls is being accused of committing. We can’t even imagine where this new iteration of the show will take Veronica, but suffice it to say, we will wait and see!