Comic-Con: Veronica Mars revival arrives a week early!
There have been a lot of surprises at this year’s Comic-Con and arguably one of the biggest is the revelation that Hulu’s highly-anticipated revival of the cult mystery series Veronica Mars has hit the streaming service a week early, as in, right now! You can watch it right now!
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.
Kristen Bell will both star and executive produce, with Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge also executive producing. Thomas will also pen the first episode.
Veronica Mars originally aired in 2004 on UPN, a forerunner of The CW, and it featured Bell as a teenager turned private detective. Veronica’s initial case involved solving her best friend’s murder. However, she also took on an assortment of smaller cases against the backdrop of the larger story. The series ran for three seasons and 60 episodes before it was canceled. In 2013, Thomas, Bell, and most of the series original cast put their support behind a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie. It was subsequently released in 2014, with Bell portraying Veronica as she returned to Neptune and resumed her career as a private investigator.
The eight-episode miniseries of Veronica Mars was originally set to debut on Hulu on July 26 but can be streamed now, along with the first three seasons!