2:39pm PT by Rick Porter
'Veronica Mars' Revival in the Works at Hulu, Kristen Bell Set to Return
Add another potential revival to the list of reborn series: Veronica Mars.
The cult UPN/CW series — already revived once via a partially Kickstarter-funded feature film — is near a deal with Hulu to return for a short run. Series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell are on board.
Hulu declined comment.
A deal isn't done yet, so details are vague. But Bell and Thomas are in, and the revival would not interfere with Bell's starring role on the NBC comedy The Good Place. There's no word yet on which other castmembers might return.
Veronica Mars ran for two seasons on UPN starting in 2004, then aired one more year on The CW when that network launched in 2006; it was canceled at the end of the 2006-07 season. It centers on a high school student (Bell) who works cases with her private investigator dad (Enrico Colantoni).
Thomas also directed and co-wrote (with Diane Ruggiero) the 2014 film, which featured Veronica returning to Neptune, California, for a 10-year high school reunion, only to be pulled back into a murder mystery involving her former boyfriend, Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring).
Most of the show's core cast, including Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra and Ryan Hansen, returned for the movie.
Should a deal go through, Veronica Mars would be the latest in an ever-growing list of shows to be revived with at least part of the original cast intact, from Will & Grace to Murphy Brown to, most recently, The Hills.