Mary McDonnell: Returning to TV!

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Mary McDonnell is making her way back to the small screen!

TV Line is reporting that the former star of Major Crimes will appear on Hulu's upcoming revival of Veronica Mars. 

Mary McDonnell Attends TNT Upfronts

She's on board to play the role of Jane, who is described as a "warm-hearted therapist."

There are no other details about the character at this stage, but still, it's great news to know that McDonnell is returning to the small screen. 

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It will be a guest-starring role, but it has yet to be confirmed just how many episodes McDonnell will appear in.

Mary is probably most well-known for her starring role on TNT's Major Crimes, which wrapped after six seasons in January 2018. 

The show was beloved by fans, but it was a casualty of a change in focus for the cabler's scripted series, and many fans were left unsatisfied with the ending. 

Mary McDonnell Attends Event

As for who will be back for the Veronica Mars revival, there's 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), Ryan Devlin (Mercer), James Jordan (Tim) and Adam Rose (Max).

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

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"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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Hulu placed a series order in the fall, and it is expected to premiere before 2019 is over. Production has wrapped, so we could be looking at a summer run. 

Veronica Mars aired for three seasons from 2004-07 before being revived as a fan-funded film in 2014. 

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

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