Oh, doesn't that sound good? Strap on your camera and update your private investigator credentials because Veronica Mars is coming back, baby!
Kristen Bell made the announcement today on her Instagram account before the news was verified by Hulu.
Newbies will have plenty of time to get acquainted with all things Neptune before jumping into eight new, direct-to-series episodes of the beloved show, Veronica Mars.
As part of the deal, Hulu has also struck an agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for SVOD rights to all past episodes of the original Veronica Mars. Fans can stream seasons 1-3, as well as the 2014 feature film, beginning in summer 2019.
Even though Veronica Mars only ran three seasons across two networks, it was known for its fanatical viewers and its will to survive.
Running from 2004 to 2006 on UPN, the series then jumped to The CW for its final season. The show changed a lot in its short tenure, but the fans wanted what the fans wanted.
In 2014 Kristen Bell and series creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to get a feature film version of the series produced.
It was a huge success, and I can still remember watching the numbers climb as fans everywhere donated what they could to not only see the film spring to life but to be a part of Veronica Mars history.
The new episodes will come from Spondoolie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge and Kristen Bell are on board with Bell set to star (of course!).
No other stars have been noted as returning at this time, but it seems likely many will be excited to jump on board if they are available and if deals can be made for their time.
The first episode will be written by Rob Thomas (who is also currently with iZombie), and here's a look at the official logline for the upcoming episodes:
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.
Alright, Marshmallows! Who is excited??
There's nothing better than fans driving entertainment, and if we didn't love Bell and Thomas and everything they do as much as we do, they wouldn't work double time to bring us more Veronica Mars.
In the meantime, don't forget to watch Bell on one of the best comedies on television, The Good Place. This girl can do no wrong!
PS: Hands up if you want her and Dax Shepard to host an awards show together!!
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