Veronica Mars is returning in 2019 on Hulu, and we now know some of he cast that will return along Kristen Bell. Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Diggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) will all return to the show. Filming is going to start in October on the eight episode sort-of forth season. Thomas has confirmed that this series will take place five years after the 2014 feature film. Other casting announcements (both new and returning) will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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.
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.
All three previous seasons and the 2014 film will be available on Hulu as well next year before the debut of the new series.