'Veronica Mars' reboot teaser sees sassy Kristen Bell back and a spring break gone murderously wrong
The wait is finally over for fans of 'Veronica Mars' as the first teaser trailer for the eight-part Hulu series based on the original series by the same name is here! Kristen Bell returns to reprise the titular role of a private investigator who spent her teenage years moonlighting as the same under her father's tutelage.
And just the way Bell has embraced the role in the past with both the series that ran from 2004 to 2007 and the 2014 film that followed, she had an absolute blast kicking a** in the upcoming reboot as is clear from the trailer.
The trailer shows what Veronica (Bell) has been up to in the last five years as she returns with her signature sassy persona and quick comebacks. From wielding a gun to tasing what looks like her would-be-assailant before posting a photo of him on her Instagram, Bell is simply brilliant in the action-packed trailer of the upcoming series set to premiere Friday, July 26, only on Hulu.
"When your best friend is murdered before your 17th birthday, you don't develop a keen sense of mercy," Veronica says in a voiceover, as the trailer commences to show spring break in Neptune, California, where suddenly, revelers are turning up murdered one by one.
The incidents soon start impacting tourism at the beach when Veronica enters the scene to save the day. Mars Investigations gets hired by one of the victims' families to find out who killed their son. What transpires next is the eight-part miniseries that once again focuses on the class divide - pitting the elite vs. the lesser privileged working class.
The teaser also promises plenty of moments between Veronica and Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring). The fan-favorite ship called LoVe returns with their usual charm and banter to keep us hooked, while the rest of the familiar characters are back too. In fact, a few of them are in danger.
Perhaps this is what Bell hinted at when she told E! News this reboot will be "controversial". "I am excited for people to watch and I am also probably going to stay off the internet once it airs," she told the outlet. "There's some stuff that happens that people will have strong feelings about."
Alongside Bell and Dohring, the upcoming series will also star Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars. The guest cast includes J. K. Simmons as Clyde Prickett, Patton Oswalt as Penn Epner, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Nicole, Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas, Clifton Collins Jr. as Alonzo, Max Greenfield as Leo, Percy Daggs III as Wallace, David Starzyk as Big Dick, Francis Capra as Weevil, and Izabela Vidovic as Matty Ross. Creator Rob Thomas is onboard with executive producers Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge and Bell.
All episodes of the reboot, 'VeronicaMars,' will be available to stream Friday, July 26, only on Hulu.