Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell Willing to Continue Until "Everyone in Neptune is Dead"

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The news keeps pouring in for Veronica Mars fans, and I can assure you the weekend is going to be full of excitement now that the show is available on Hulu.

That's right. 

If you missed it, the revival is LIVE right now on Hulu, so as soon as you're done reading this, head over to watch. 

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When Kristen Bell wants something, she gets it.

And what she wanted for her birthday (she turns 39 today) is for everyone to see Veronica Mars as soon as possible.

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"Truly what I want for my birthday is for you to see these episodes," said Bell.

"I want it on the Internet right now for my birthday, Hulu!"

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The SDCC panel featured stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Percy Daggs II (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Weevil), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), and newcomer Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

They were joined by joined creator Rob Thomas and executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright.

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Bell delighted fans when she said, "I'll play Veronica Mars until everyone in Neptune is dead."

Thomas then joked, "Yeah, but I might be dead," before the last Neptunian drops.

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Bell noted that it wasn't an immediate yes when it came to jumping back into Veronica's shoes, though.

The joy of motherhood urged her as she transferred all of her emotions about keeping her daughters safe to the newest character on canvas, a victim of a crime spree in Neptune and Veronica's young protege, Matty.

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"It was a hard decision at first [to return to the series], but then I was like, no, you have to have this character — this superhero without a cape — out there as an example for your children, and it's going to be worth it,"

So, although the revival series was originally announced as a limited run, the gang is clearly up for more.

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Bell said of costar Howell-Baptiste,"We fell in mad love."

"She's so spectacular in every scene."

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On his part, Thomas gave a shout out to Bell and Colantoni as the father/daughter investigative duo, "Those two are brilliant, and they take mediocre material palatable and make good material great."

Thomas also referenced the first line in the Veronica Mars pilot when she said, "I'm never getting married."

The revival deals with that statement head-on. Thomas said, "So how does [she] get past that and decide to get married herself?"

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If you read my review of the full Veronica Mars series revival, then you know that a grown-up Veronica means that the overall feel of the series has changed a bit.

It's a darker show because of the horrific bombings plaguing Neptune, but it's also a time for Veronica to reflect on her life and her future.

Veronica and Logan are hot and heavy, and watching them is enough to make your toes curl, but the pain Veronica has endured during her life is holding her back from fully enjoying the woman she's become.

Clearly, that's not a worry for Bell, and it's so reassuring that she's grown into the woman Veronica is now with all of her heart.

Have you already clicked play? 

We'll be waiting for your reactions!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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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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