It’s been 13 years since Kristen Bell’s cult favorite television series Veronica Mars first went off the airwaves and three years since it returned as a crowdfunded follow-up movie. Fans are, of course, clamoring for more, though, and according to Bell, the show will definitely return… eventually.
Earlier this week, Bell’s Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen was asked about the possibility of a series revival during a Facebook Live interview.
Rather than demur on the topic, Hansen picked up the phone and called Bell to ask her what she knew about the possibility of a comeback.
Bell said she and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas are in “constant contact” about returning to the series, with the main issue being timing.
In addition to her successful film career, Bell is currently co-starring with Ted Danson on NBC’s hit comedy series, The Good Place.
Veronica Mars starred Bell as a high school student who spends her free time as a private investigator, learning the ropes from her detective father.
Seven years after the series ended, a Veronica Mars film was released in 2014 after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised funds for production.
Bell says when the series returns again, they will not make fans pay for it in advance, and will return to television, a format more suited for the story.
“So we want to do a miniseries. We are willing to put the effort in,” says Bell. “I mean, if I have to do it as Murder, She Wrote at 80, we’re going to do it. It’s going to happen.”
Warner Bros. Television, which produced Veronica Mars, was asked for a comment after Bell’s remarks but did not respond.
With television reboots and revivals remaining very popular right now, there’s little doubt that networks would be hungry for a Veronica Mars revival. The original series began on UPN and finished on The CW when the network changed monikers, though a new revival would likely face competing bids from streaming services like Hulu and Netflix.