Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hulu Orders 8 Episodes of New 'Veronica Mars' Limited Series

Hulu has today confirmed a limited series revival of the original drama series Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell. The new season will feature eight episodes and debut in 2019.

As part of the deal for the new episodes, Hulu has also acquired rights from Warner Bros. for the first three seasons of the UPN/CW series and the 2014 feature film. 

In the new season, spring breakers are being murdered, imperiling Neptune's tourist industry. The family of one victim hires Mars Investigations to find their son's killer, and Veronica (Bell) is drawn into a mystery that pits the town's wealthy "09ers," who'd just as soon see the spring break crowd go away, and working-class residents who rely on the money spring break partiers spend.

Original series creator Rob Thomas will write the premiere. He will executive produce with Bell and series veterans Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge. Warner Bros. Television and Spondoolie Productions produce.

Bell is the only cast member confirmed for the new season so far.