Revivals are all the rage these days. Netflix brought Gilmore Girls back from the grave, NBC put Will & Grace back on the air, and a number of other beloved TV series—like HBO’s Deadwood and AMC’s Breaking Bad—will soon get another day in the sun. Veronica Mars has gotten lucky twice now. The detective series starring Kristen Bell in the titular role got a Kickstarter-funded movie in 2014, and now it’s back again on Hulu for an eight-part miniseries.
Hulu dropped a new trailer for the series, and it looks every bit like the Veronica Mars we know and love.
We see our quick-talking, spunky heroine in her element: working as a private detective in her hometown of Neptune, California. “When your best friend is murdered before your seventeenth birthday, you don’t develop a keen sense of mercy,” Veronica says in a voiceover, referring to the events of the show’s first season, which centered on the death of her BFF Lily Kane (Amanda Seyfried).
Now, Veronica is investigating a string of local bombings that are threatening the community and Neptune’s economic viability as a Spring Break destination. The violence doesn’t end with just bombings; the trailer also shows shootings and muggings. Will Neptune ever get a respite from terrible crime?
We also get a sneak peek at some fun guest star appearances in this season, including Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons, Westworld‘s Clifton Collins Jr., and Bell’s The Good Place co-star Kirby Howell-Baptiste. And fans of Logan (Jason Dohring) better get excited; looks like things are very much on with Veronica’s on-and-off love, as the two share some intimate moments in this trailer, after winding up together at the end of the 2014 film. Those two deserve happiness… but how long will it last?
We’ll find out when the Veronica Mars miniseries debuts on Hulu on July 26.