‘Veronica Mars’ is probably getting a revival at Hulu, with Kristen Bell set to return

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When I got home from work on Tuesday night, my Facebook feed was inundated with posts from excited Veronica Mars fans. The beloved cult show starring Kristen Bell is the latest to make a return to the small screen. Yep, another revival, but for whatever reason, this one I don’t mind quite so much. The show’s creator, Rob Thomas, hinted that the return might be on the way in a tweet he posted on Monday.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the mystery series is returning as a limited series on Hulu. Eight episodes are set to be produced and star Kristen Bell is set to return. If you’re a fan of Kristen’s NBC comedy series, The Good Place, don’t let this news alarm you, filming for the new season of Veronica Mars won’t interfere with her work on that show. No other casting announcements have been made, but it was reported on Wednesday that Kyle Secor, who played Jake Kane, was joining the cast of The Flash for its fifth season, so you may not be seeing him.

Veronica Mars ran for three seasons, from 2004-2007. It aired on UPN for two seasons and on the CW for its third. In 2013 Kristen and Rob started a Kickstarter campaign to make a sequel film and 91,585 fans raised over $5.7 million for the movie, which was released in 2014. Hulu has yet to comment about the deal on the revival, which is not yet final.

Not surprisingly, social media was abuzz with joyous celebration after the news of a revival was reported.

Is everyone else as excited about this as the “MARShmallows” on Twitter? Netflix successfully revived Gilmore Girls, so I’m curious if Hulu can make the Veronica Mars magic happen again.

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  1. Naomi11 says:

    Who gives a f**k!!!!! I’m not looking forward to this at all! Yawn!!!

    Can’t these people come up with new shows instead of rebooting/reviving old shows? if they can’t, perhaps they need to be replaced with people are who can come up with new shows. Not every show is worth rebooting. Come on!!!

    • Electric Tuba says:

      Lol how long till KB comes in here to lecture us about our opinions and neededing her to shut up hahahaha

  2. monette says:

    I am torn on this one. I loved Veronica Mars series and also the movie, but Kisten Bell has become so insuferable with her TMI that she has killed my VM crush.
    I don’t think I will see this. Or maybe yes, hate see it. I donno. This is breaking my heart.
    FU Kirsten and your stupid oversharing!!!

  3. LB says:

    I give a f**k! Marshmallow for life!!

    • Erinn says:

      SAME.

      I am beyond thrilled with this. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH WEEVIL.

      • Hollz says:

        Same girl, Same!! I can’t wait for this – hopefully they do a deal with Netflix so we can watch it in Canada :(

      • Sarah754 says:

        YES!!!!!!!!!

        I’m so excited! Now all I need to do is figure out how to watch Hulu in Aussie:)

      • Erinn says:

        I have an android box, haha. So I can luckily access it through that. It’s less than legal, but it’s one of those gray area things. But I can watch youtube red, hulu, amazon – all the subscription stuff by streaming.

    • lucy2 says:

      Me too! I loved the show, but even with the movie it never felt wrapped up in a satisfying way. I’m looking forward to this, and very glad it won’t interfere with the Good Place, which is forking amazing.

    • Skylar says:

      Me too! I’m so excited! I can’t believe it’s been so long and I’m somehow still in love with this show, but facts are facts.

  4. Sunnyjyl says:

    I am all in on the revival!!

  5. Anna says:

    The Gilmore Girls revival was crap, though, excluding the nostalgia factor. (They totally devolved Rory’s character, IMO.) Shiws that try to skip forward in time rarely work unless that time skip can be utilized in the plot appropriately. I feel like the VM movie gave us enough closure, I don’t really want to see it go the way of GG.

  6. Ariel says:

    I loved the show, I enjoyed the movie, I will watch the revival.
    If Hulu has the old showvon now, I would be watching it now.

  7. GenericUserName123 says:

    I love Veronica Mars! Logan and Veronica are my favorite couple ever. I will watch!

  8. Kimble says:

    The only time I have ever sat in a movie theatre on my own … on opening weekend!

  9. Enn says:

    I will never say no to more Logan! I really hope this happens.

  10. Peanutbuttr says:

    Hate KB’s public persona but the Good Place reminded me that she is a good actress.

  11. S says:

    I love Veronica Mars. I love Kristen Bell in most of what she’s done. I mostly enjoyed the movie revival. I would definitely watch. In terms of things being rebooted, this strikes me as a better idea than most, especially with Rob Thomas and Bell leading the way. Not to mention that there original season 4 Veronica Mars: FBI Agent idea could still work pretty well and is still age appropriate for the character (though she probably wouldn’t be a rookie), unlike the Gilmore Girls revival take on Rory.

    I’m a woman too old to have been invested, even the first time around, but recently did a Mars rewatch with my oldest and, dannnnggggg. I don’t normally consider myself a shipper of any kind, but the Veronica-Logan chemistry really was off the charts. Should a reboot be ABOUT that? Nah. But should it totally exclude it? Probably not.

  12. Yeahright says:

    Isn’t she set for life from the Frozen residuals? Is this necessary?

    • Cay says:

      It could be she gets nice residuals from “Frozen,” but Josh Gad has made comments about how poorly he was paid in that movie. Years ago, Robin Williams also complained about the pay from Disney movies.

      I still contend that Kristen Bell doesn’t get much high paying work. Yes, she is on critical-darling “The Good Place,” but articles have been written about how the salaries on that show are low in order to keep the production price tag low on that show. It really doesn’t do that well in the ratings each week. It helps that it’s only a 13-episode series. Check Kristen Bell’s Rotten Tomatoes site and she just how many movies she’s in that are real stinkers. Her best-rated films are almost always voice overs in animated films.

      Kristen Bell probably makes most of her money from her endorsements. She has multiple, multiple endorsement deals and she’s often hocking things on her Instagram.

      She has stated that she rarely turns down a job. Now that she is contracted to an NBC series, she can’t take other network series roles even though her own show is half as long as what other shows usually are on NBC. She, therefore, needs to make movies, advertisements, or streaming options in order not to compete with her NBC contract.

      • Emilia says:

        I totally agree Cay. Voice work for animated films doesn’t pay nearly as much as live-action and Disney is notoriously cheap unless your last name is Downey or Depp.

  13. TheOriginalMia says:

    I find it hilarious she’s going back to VM once again after she spent so much time during its run trying to get away from it. By s2, she felt she was too big for the show. Oh well, it’ll make the remaining fans happy.