The now grown-up private detective played by Kristen Bell will return to screens on Hulu in 2019 for an eight-episode limited series. The new season comes 15 years after the show debuted on UPN in 2004 and became a cult favorite across three seasons (the last on The CW after UPN and The WB merged) and a feature film.
As the revival gears up, bookmark this page as a one-stop shop for all the details about Veronica Mars‘ return.
How it happened
Word of a possible revival first surfaced in August, when Bell and series creator Rob Thomas signed on for a new season at Hulu. A month later, it was a done deal, as Hulu picked up eight episodes that will find Veronica working a fresh case in her hometown of Neptune, California.
Hulu has also acquired streaming rights to the previous three seasons of Veronica Mars and the Kickstarter-funded 2014 feature film; they’ll appear on the service in summer 2019. The new episodes will likely come sometime after that, though Hulu hasn’t announced a date for the show yet.
Who’s back, who’s new
In addition to Bell, series regulars Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro) and Enrico Colantoni will all return. David Starzyk, who appeared in a handful of episodes as Richard Casablancas, the father of Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen), will also appear.
Behind the camera, Thomas will be joined by series veterans Diane Ruggiero-Wright (writer and executive producer) and Dan Etheridge (executive producer). Newcomers to the writers room include Heather V. Regnier and David Walpert, who have worked with Thomas on iZombie and the 2009 Cupid, respectively; NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is also guest-starring on iZombie‘s final season; and author Raymond Obstfeld, who has collaborated with Abdul-Jabbar on several books.
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