Veronica Mars is officially getting a reboot. Hulu just confirmed that it purchased the series and is planning to release a new season next year. From plot spoilers to which characters will be back in action, here is everything we know about the Veronica Mars reboot.
The new season of Veronica Mars is set to premiere sometime in 2019 on Hulu. The streaming company will release eight episodes next season, with each installment being one hour long. Hulu is also streaming the first three seasons and the 2014 film for fans to catch up on ahead of the reboot.
Kristen Bell officially confirmed on her Instagram that a new season of Veronica Mars will be coming to Hulu, presumably summer 2019. It’s officially official now. Let’s go, marshmallows! https://t.co/ocNwUe8Zr5 pic.twitter.com/L5oJHmQmeb
— Veronica Mars on Hulu (@VMmovie) September 20, 2018
As far as the story goes, creator Rob Thomas updated fans on what’s ahead with a special post on Twitter.
Although the film was filled with nostalgia, Thomas promised that the revival will be completely different in tone. Instead, Thomas said the Hulu series will be a “Hardcore So-Cal noir. One big case. Eight episodes to tell the story. This is a detective show.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Hulu also released a brief synapsis of the story next season. The reboot will kick off with Mars investigating the murders of several spring breakers in Neptune.
When Mars is hired by one of the victim’s parents, she quickly finds herself pitted against the town’s wealthy citizens, who want to end the annual partying cycle, and the working class, many of whom rely on the tourism money to stay afloat.
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— Mars Investigation (@queeramydala) September 21, 2018
So far, the only cast member that has been confirmed is Kristen Bell, who is returning as the titular character. Kristen Bell, who is also working on the hit show The Good Place, has not said much about the reboot, but her return is a promising sign that other characters will be back as well.
Hulu has not announced an official premiere date for the new season of Veronica Mars, but it is expected to come out sometime next year.