Veronica Mars Revival: Which Villain is Returning?

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Veronica Mars is coming back!

While we're still getting more excited by the day, the cast of this limited series revival is bursting at the seams right about now. 

The latest actor returning for the revival is Ryan Devlin, who played Hearst rapist Mercer on Veronica Mars Season 3. 

Ryan Devlin Attends Veronica Mars Movie Premiere

He was unmasked as a serial rapist during the drama's final season on broadcast TV. 

Devlin confirmed his casting via Instagram on Thursday with the below post. 

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Elsewhere, James Jordan took to social media to confirm his own return to the series. 

He will reprise the role of conflicted teaching assistant Tim Doyle. 

Related: Veronica Mars Ordered to Series at Hulu

The duo joins a returning cast that already includes Kristen Bell (Veronica), Enrico Colantoni (Keith) Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Weevil), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Max Greenfield (Leo D'Amato), David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas), (Ken Marino (Vinnie), and Adam Rose (Max).

Hulu officially ordered the eight-episode Veronica Mars revival in the fall, following months of rumors that it was in the works. 

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The show is said to be on track for a 2019 launch, but given that new cast members seem to be added daily, it's unclear whether we will actually get to see it this year. 

"Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry," reads the official logline.

"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."

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Given that the show has been off the air for several years, we also know that it will be taking on a more adult approach. 

Hulu’s SVP of Originals Craig Erwich confirmed as much during Hulu's turn at the Television Critics Association winter press tour earlier this month.

Related: Veronica Mars Revival: Hulu Reveals More Details

“Rob Thomas, who is the steward of the franchise, has really threaded the needle,” Erwich said.

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“From what I’ve seen of the show and read, it is very true to the character, very true to the world, true to the tone of the show and what we made people fall in love with the show, but it is definitely an update. She is not a little girl anymore. You will see her dealing with contemporary issues in a contemporary world.”

What are your thoughts on these new additions to the Hulu revival?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch Veronica Mars online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Veronica Mars Quotes

Girl, you should hear what people say about you.


This is my school. If you go here, your parents are either millionaires or your parents work for millionaires. Neptune, California, a town without a middle class. If you’re in the second group, you get a job; fast food, movie theatres, mini-marts. Or you could be me. My after-school job means tailing philandering spouses or investigating false injury claims.

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