Fans of Veronica Mars, the cult classic television show that starred Kristen Bell as the titular character and ran on television from 2004 to 2007, have reason to celebrate now that Hulu has finally released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming reboot!
The streaming network announced last fall its plans to reboot the popular neo-noir series that has already spawned its own movie, much to the delight of Mars fans everywhere. In addition to releasing the first teaser trailer for the upcoming reboot, Hulu also revealed the 8th episode season will begin streaming on July 26th.
Bell herself announced to Marshmallows (what fans of the show call themselves) that the show will be returning back this September, thanking fans for their continued support of the show and the characters.
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Attention all Marshmallows: BREAKING NEWS!!!!! We are OFFICIALLY back in business!!! A new #veronicamars series is coming back, on @hulu !!!! Veronica has always been a super hero without a Cape. And I think shes exactly what the world needs right now. Thank you to all my fellow marshmallows who stayed excited. Thank you to @hulu for the opportunity. I hope we're still friends after I taser I you. 😍😍😍
Fans can expect to see a lot of the same characters they have come to love from the original series back for the reboot, and some new ones too. Alongside Bell, original castmembers Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, David Starzyk, Max Greenfield, and Adam Rose will all be returning to Neptune, California to reprise their roles. Patton Oswalt will also be joining the cast as will Dawnn Lewis, J.K. Simmons, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mary McDonnell.
From the #VeronicaMars table read. This is some indication of who is in episode 1. It doesn't mean your fave doesn't come in later. @IMKristenBell @PD3Official @golfstoomuch @jason_dohring @dawnn_lewis @pattonoswalt @ricocolantoni @IzabelaVidovic @ccollinsjr @dstarzyk pic.twitter.com/3dlrVlykqK— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) November 14, 2018
Series creator Rob Thomas also revealed to fans on Twitter that this current reboot will actually be one big detective series, with Mars Investigations looking in to "one big case" during the 8-episode season, instead of a new case each episode.
I will say this: the movie was nostalgic. The Hulu limited series isn't going to be. Hardcore So-Cal noir. One big case. Eight episodes to tell the story. This is a detective show.— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) September 20, 2018
According to Hulu, the season's big mystery will revolve around murdered spring breakers. "Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach. "
Like THE THOUSAND DOLLAR TAN LINE, the mini-series will be set against a Spring Break backdrop, but TDTL is NOT the story we're telling. We're five years after the movie. Books are 98% canon. Pony is included. Marcia Langdon is police chief. Spoiler: Neptune finally incorporated.— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) September 20, 2018
The plot may sound familiar to fans as many have noted it's similarity to that of "The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line," the first Veronica Mars book written by Thomas. The series creator assures fans they can expect something new from the reboot and that the book simply serves as canon to the current storyline.
If you've never seen the original series, but feel like you should catch up before the reboot airs, Hulu will be streaming all episodes of the original series starting the summer before the release date of the new season.
Check out the trailer and mark your calendars for July 26th.