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'Veronica Mars' Is Definitely Coming Back to Your TV Screen

The cult-favourite TV show's revival has been confirmed by Kristen Bell herself.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
September 21, 2018
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'Veronica Mars' Is Definitely Coming Back to Your TV Screen

The cult-favourite TV show's revival has been confirmed by Kristen Bell herself.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
September 21, 2018
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Rumours swirled in August and now it has been confirmed: Veronica Mars is making a small-screen comeback.

The show initially lasted three seasons across 2004–2007, then set a crowdfunding record to get a movie off the ground in 2014, and even spawned two novels and a web series spin-off after that. Now, an eight-episode revival is slated to hit television screens in 2019.

The teenage private eye drama will get a similar treatment to Twin Peaks — it'll be a revival featuring original cast members, rather than a new effort that remakes the same concept with different folks and starts all over again with its narrative. And yes, crucially, Ms Mars herself will return, with Kristen Bell confirmed to resume the role that brought her to fame.

Bell herself announced the revival via a video on Instagram in which she says, "Veronica has always been a super hero without a Cape [sic]. And I think shes [sic] exactly what the world needs right now."

Hulu, the streaming platform that turned The Handmaid's Tale into the phenomenon that it is, is behind the eight-episode new season. According to VarietyVeronica Mars creator and writer Rob Thomas (no, not that one) is also set to return — and is confirmed to be executive producing and writing the first episode. Bell will also executive produce alongside Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge, who were both involved in the original seasons and film.

The new season will see Neptune's favourite blonde-haired, pint-sized sleuth again solving mysteries in the seaside town. This time, however, she has been hired by the parents of a dead spring breaker to investigate a string of murders and is drawn into a power struggle between the town's wealthy elite and its working class.

There's no word yet on what other big names have been signed on for the show — or which of Veronica's ex-boyfriends will re-emerge — but, given that the original show featured appearances from Amanda Seyfried, Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat and Michael Cera, Buffy's Alyson Hannigan and Charisma Carpenter, New Girl's Max Greenfield, Thor: Ragnarok's Tessa Thompson and more, you can probably expect a few familiar faces to pop up.

With Hulu picking up the revival, we're not sure when Veronica Mars 2.0 will be hitting Aussie and NZ TV screens. As it's slated to debut in 2019, we're hoping it won't take long to head down under. We'll update as soon as we know more.

Via Variety.

Published on September 21, 2018 by Sarah Ward

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