Veronica Mars is about to make another triumphant return. After its cancelation in 2007 and a return in 2014’s movie that was financed by fans through Kickstarter, Kristen Bell-starred mystery drama found a new home at Hulu. After the initial reports of Veronica Mars revival appeared back in August, the streaming service now officially picked up the project by placing an order of eight hour-long episodes.
As part of the announcement, an official synopsis for the revival was also provided: “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.”
Veronica Mars revival will debut at some point in 2019 and will see Kristen Bell making a return as the lead character and series’ creator Rob Thomas directing the first episode. Hulu also acquired all the episodes of the original series as well as the film, with plans to make them available for stream next summer.
Veronica Mars debuted in 2004 on UPN, revolving around a high school student who works as a private investigator with the help of her detective father. Although success with the critics, the series never managed to get high ratings and was canceled after the third season in 2007.
Fans of the series, however, never stopped hoping for a continuation of the story and decided to do something about it themselves. Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell set up a Kickstarter fundraiser for Veronica Mars movie, and the internet responded in a big way. The campaign managed to get close to $6 million, and the feature was released in 2014 to a positive response.
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If it sounds too good to be true, here is the confirmation from Ms. Bell herself.