2:50pm PT by Rick Porter
'Veronica Mars' Brings Back Jason Dohring, 3 More Castmembers, Fills Writing Staff
The Veronica Mars revival at Hulu is getting the Neptune gang back together.
Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra, who were all regulars on the show's original run and appeared in the 2014 feature film, will all be back for the new season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Creator Rob Thomas tweeted news about their involvement on Monday.
Also on board: David Starzyk, who appeared in three episodes of the first run as Richard Casablancas, the father of Ryan Hansen's Dick Casablancas. Hansen himself has yet to sign on.
Thomas has also filled out the writers room for the Hulu season, which will run for eight episodes in 2019. The staff includes executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright (whose involvement was announced with the pickup); Heather V. Regnier, a veteran of Sleepy Hollow and Thomas' iZombie; David Walpert (House of Lies), who worked with Thomas on the 2009 iteration of Cupid; Raymond Obstfield; and NBA legend and THR columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Abdul-Jabbar's addition to the Veronica Mars writers room extends a budding relationship with Thomas, as he is also set to guest-star on the final season of iZombie.
The new season will once again delve into the class divide in Neptune, California, as Veronica (star/executive producer Kristen Bell) investigates the murder of a spring breaker. Thomas has said that while the Kickstarter-funded 2014 film was "nostalgic," the new season will be "hardcore So-Cal noir. One big case. Eight episodes to tell the story. This is a detective show."