9:52am PT by Rick Porter
'Veronica Mars' Revival at Hulu Is Officially a Go
The Veronica Mars revival at Hulu is happening.
Series star Kristen Bell tweeted a message to fans Thursday noting that the streaming service will have the previous three seasons of Veronica Mars available to stream by summer 2019. "Which is great," she said, "because you'll need to brush up since we're making another one!"
Hulu has picked up eight episodes of Veronica Mars to air in 2019. As part of the deal for the new episodes, the streamer has also acquired rights from producer Warner Bros. for the first three seasons of the UPN/CW series and the Kickstarter-funded 2014 feature film.
The new season will once again delve into the class divide in Neptune, California, that ran throughout the original series. Spring breakers are being murdered, imperiling Neptune's tourist industry. The family of one victim hires Mars Investigations to find their son's killer, and Veronica is drawn into a mystery that pits the town's wealthy "09ers," who'd just as soon see the spring break crowd go away, and working-class residents who rely on the money spring break partiers spend.
Creator Rob Thomas will write the first episode of the season and executive produce with Bell and series veterans Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge. No other cast is attached yet.
Word of a Veronica Mars revival first surfaced in August when Bell and Thomas signed on to bring the show back. The series won't conflict with Bell's lead role on The Good Place at NBC, which has already wrapped filming on its third season (it premieres Sept. 27).