Veronica Mars: Hulu plans to bring back the iconic character for eight-episode limited series
'Veronica Mars' has been critically acclaimed for its nuances and the unusually twisted story through its original three-season run
Attention, Veronica Mars fans! Your favorite teen sleuth-slash-private investigator is going to be back on screen and the role will be reprised by your very own Kristen Bell. The cult favorite noir mystery drama from Rob Thomas is gearing up to make a comeback in the form of an eight-episode limited series at Hulu.
Deadline reports that the streaming platform is still completing procedures to finalize the upcoming reboot of the popular mystery. It was also revealed that Bell won't be the only one reprising her role. The outlet raises the possibility of a few other original characters — both from the original series and the spin-off movie — making a comeback.
It has also been reported that Bell — who is busy starring in her NBC comedy series 'The Good Place' — won't experience any clashes regarding her schedule with this upcoming new venture. Warner Horizon TV — that has been Thomas' staple for all things Veronica Mars-related — is going to return as the shepherding head of the project. Warner Horizon happens to be the cable/streaming division of Warner Bros TV which had originally produced the first ever series of the franchise.
Since her inception, the character of Veronica Mars has been quite critically acclaimed for its nuances and the unusually twisted story following her throughout the three-season run of the show from 2004-2007 on UPN, and then later on CW.
This isn't the only time efforts have been made to launch a sequel post the end of the series, though. Owing to massive demand from fans for a sequel, a very successful Kickstarter campaign for the same had been launched in 2013 by Thomas and Bell. It had managed to raise $3.7 million in a matter of hours and thus was created the film — produced by Bell herself and starring several of the original characters — which came out in 2014.
The same year also saw another release related to the franchise in the form of 'Play it Again, Dick', which was a Veronica Mars spin-off from Thomas' end. It had premiered on CW's Seed platform and also featured the co-star of the original series Ryan Hansen in a role that attempted to showcase a very Dick Casablancas spin on Mars' tale.
Speaking of spin-offs of beloved CW series, this upcoming project has also made Hulu the second streaming network to have taken up the task. The first position is held by Netflix, who recently brought back everybody's beloved 'Gilmore Girls' for four-follow up movies in the form of a spin-off titled 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'. It came from the original creator of the show and featured all the original stars and was also produced by Warner Horizon.