Veronica Mars Is Coming Back! Here's What We Know About The Revival
Marshmallows rejoice! Veronica Mars is coming back next year!
It's official — Veronica Mars is coming back! Rumours of the series' revival have been swirling around the internet for quite a while, but yesterday, Kristen Bell made Veronica Mars Season 4 official with this tweet:
BREAKING NEWS out of Mars Investigations! :) A new #VeronicaMars series is comin atcha via @hulu. Thank you to all the marshmallows for staying excited and to @Hulu for giving Veronica a chance to wear her big girl pants. I hope we’re still friends after I taser you. pic.twitter.com/z2EufrjMpX
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) September 20, 2018
To refresh your memory, Veronica Mars ran for three seasons from 2004-2007. The show made the mystery genre fresh and new — Veronica Mars was the early-2000s-kid's Nancy Drew, and the show was riveting to watch.
Though it was critically acclaimed and quickly developed a cult following, it suffered from low ratings and was cancelled in 2007. In 2014, the series was resurrected as a crowdfunded movie. And now, it's back!
Here's what we know about the revival.
1. Veronica Mars Season 4 will be 8 episodes long, and each episode is an hour long.
The new Veronica Mars will be released on Hulu in the United States, but there hasn't been any word on how it will be distributed internationally. Hulu usually releases each episode per week, unlike Netflix which usually dumps the entire season all at once.
2. It will be released in 2019.
This news might worry fans of The Good Place, but because Veronica Mars isn't showing until 2019, this shouldn't interfere with Bell's role in the NBC comedy.
3. The plot sounds absolutely perfect.
Here's the storyling of Veronica Mars Season 4, from the press release:
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.
4. The show's creator Rob Thomas is writing the first episode.
Former young adult novel author Thomas, who's also behind Party Down and iZombie, will be penning the revival's pilot episode. And in a tweet, Thomas said that this revival won't just be a nostalgia-fest.
I will say this: the movie was nostalgic. The Hulu limited series isn't going to be. Hardcore So-Cal noir. One big case. Eight episodes to tell the story. This is a detective show.
— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) September 20, 2018
4. Kristen Bell will be executive producing the series.
The other executive producers are Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge.
5. The marshmallows are psyched.
Though some have been apprehensive about this revival, most of the internet is hyped about this news, as expected.
— A. (@oranakka) September 20, 2018
— Dalene Rovenstine (@RealDaleneR) September 20, 2018
When I heard the news, I couldn't believe how lucky we are that we get to see what has happened with our beloved characters. It's rarer now to see an actual continuation to a series, & not a remake. I'm so freaking excited!! ? @IMKristenBell @veronicamars #veronicamars @hulu pic.twitter.com/12aZiNykj1
— genevieve go (@gogenevieve) September 20, 2018
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