Veronica Mars shall live again.
The beloved show, rescued more times than pretty much any other series in history (that is fair to say, right?) will get a new season on Hulu in 2019. The official announcement came minutes ago in a video posted by Veronica herself, Kristen Bell. Check that out right here:
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
Also, she casually dropped the news that all previous seasons of the show will be available to stream on Hulu as well. Maybe the film, but that was not mentioned. Marshmallows can rejoice now though, as the show will return yet again, and there was no need to send anything into the network this time!
Veronica Mars was a series ahead of its time. Debuting on UPN in the fall of 2005, its quick wit, noir-feel, and superb acting led to a rabid fanbase that has stuck by the show for the last thirteen years even after it long went off the air. Twice fans successfully lobbied to save the show from cancellation, until its end after season 3. That was also not an ending, as fans fully funded a feature film through Kickstarter in 2013, with the film releasing in 2014. Initially asking for $2 million to make the film, they met their goal in about 10 hours and went on to raise $5 million, becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all-time. It also led to a rash of other fan-driven projects being made, and created another avenue for independent cinema that is still being utilized today. On top of the film, Veronica has lived on in novel form, by series creator Rob Thomas and author Jennifer Graham. Two have been released, and Thomas says they are official cannon.
No word yet on who from the original show will be coming back, but a good guess is most of them. This show has always been a labor of love between creators and fans, and no other show takes that bond more seriously than Veronica Mars.
We now have details about what the confirmed 8 episodes will be centered around. According to Deadline:
In the revival, 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.
Hulu has also confirmed that the 2014 feature film will in fact be available to stream, along with the three prior seasons of the show.