TV shows don’t get canceled anymore, they just go into hiding. Even if series have been off the air for 30 years, they can come back if the demand is high enough (or sometimes even if it isn’t). This time, it’s not even a show that hasn’t already had a comeback. Veronica Mars proves she’s the most resilient amateur-turned-professional sleuth in the game by evidently returning for another go at solving mysteries and getting up to melodrama in the super affluent town of Neptune, California, with a limited run of eight episodes heading to Hulu. Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva has “heard” the streaming service is reaching an agreement with Mars creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell to return for the series. This, of course, comes five years after the then-most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time which raised $3.7 million for a feature-length Veronica Mars movie, following up the events of the cult and critical favorite UPN/CW series which ran from 2004-2007.
Now, do we actually need more Veronica Mars? Well, the movie wrapped things up rather nicely, so narratively we’re good. On the other hand, though, if there’s a world where we get eight more Veronica Mars episodes, why wouldn’t we take it? Bell is, of course, currently on (for my money) the best comedy on television in The Good Place, so she’s doing great, but the report says more Mars would not interfere with the filming of that, thank Janet.
This is all still in very preliminary stages, but we’ll be sure to keep you up to date when more develops.
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