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Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Veronica Mars' Hulu revival will be set five years after the movie
“The movie was nostalgic — the Hulu limited series isn’t going to be,” tweeted creator Rob Thomas. “One big case. Eight episodes to tell the story. This is a detective show.”
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Hulu officially orders Veronica Mars revival for eight episodes airing in 2019
"Attention all Marshmallows: BREAKING NEWS!!!!! We are OFFICIALLY back in business!!!" Kristen Bell announced on Instagram. Creator Rob Thomas will be back, writing the revival's first episode. He'll be joined by his fellow Veronica Mars producers Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge. Here's the logline for the Veronica Mars revival: "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."
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Report: Veronica Mars revival on Hulu plans to begin shooting next month, even though it hasn't been made official
Hulu and Warner Bros. are still hammering out a deal to revive the classic teen noir series, according to TVLine, which adds that the plan is to film the eight-episode series from October to March with the storyline revolving around a serial killer who terrorizes Neptune.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 7:21AM EDT
Why a Veronica Mars reboot makes sense
"Veronica Mars was and always shall be a detective series, and the mystery genre has been built on the idea that creators and actors can return to their most compelling sleuths as they please," says Meghan O'Keefe, who points out that "Helen Mirren returned to Prime Suspect after a 13 year gap, and Idris Elba continues to come back to Luther. It’s a genre that invites reinvention so long as the spirit of the star detective remains the same. The character is the hook, not the setting, style, or mystery itself."
Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
Why another Veronica Mars revival is a bad idea
Source: The Muse
The Kristen Bell-starring teen noir mystery series already had its revival, a 2014 movie funded mainly by its fans. "We can’t possibly need more than that," says Rebecca Fishbein. "The whole premise of Veronica Mars was that she was a wise-cracking teen who solved crimes and survived high school at the same time. Now she’s an adult, and based on what I recall from the film, she’s just as useless and f*cked up as the rest of us. That’s fine. Growing up is hard! But I don’t need my heroes to age with me, and these reboots are starting to feel lazier by the minute."
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Hulu is close to bringing back Veronica Mars with Kristen Bell reprising her breakout role
Hulu is finalizing a deal that would have creator Rob Thomas and Bell return for an eight-episode limited Veronica Mars series. "Doing Veronica Mars is not going to interfere with Bell’s duties as star of the NBC comedy series The Good Place," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, who adds: "I hear there have been preliminary conversations about bringing back a number of the other cast members from the original series and followup movie." Veronica Mars originally ran from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and, in its final season, The CW. It returned as crowd-funded movie in 2014.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
Veronica Mars stars "pranked" into campaigning for another revival
Source: Brit + Co
Ryan Hansen got Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring to film a video that was actually intended to campaign for another season of YouTube Red's Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Why iZombie should be renewed
Source: TV Guide
The CW should let Rob Thomas wrap up his zombie drama, especially after what happened with Veronica Mars.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 1:59PM EDT
Veronica Mars actor Brad Bufanda dies by suicide at age 34
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Kristen Bell parodies Frozen on Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television
Source: E! Online
Instead of playing her character Anna from the 2013 film, Bell plays an evil version of Elsa in the episode reuniting her with Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
Kristen Bell on a Veronica Mars revival: “It’s going to happen”
Bell says she could do both The Good Place and Veronica Mars if her former teen private detective show returns as a miniseries. “We are willing to put the effort in — I mean, if I have to do it as Murder She Wrote at 80, we’re going to do it,” she tells Indiewire.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
If you know who Ryan Hansen is, you’ll find Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television pretty amusing
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The YouTube Red series starring the former Veronica Mars star is, says Daniel Fienberg, “a bloated and sloppy and amateurish in a way that occasionally rises to the level of "gleeful," but it's occasionally hilarious and delivers a much more scathing, granular and detailed satire of the television business and Hollywood fame than the facile yuks of Showtime's departed, overpraised Episodes. If anything, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television is too inside baseball and too far up its own butt, but if you're a small screen obsessive, there's definitely amusement in this industry “
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Riverdale appears to have learned all the lessons from its teen show predecessors, which is a good and bad thing
The CW teen drama's legacy, says Constance Grady, “is clearest in the piles upon piles of teen soap tropes it lovingly amasses and fetishizes and tweaks just a little. Riverdale is built out of all the shows that came before it, all the Dawson’s Creeks and Veronica Marses, and it appears to have learned from what the fan bases of those shows complained about. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.” She adds: “But Riverdale is making all those course corrections and changes much faster than its predecessors did, because it has the benefit of their experience. Which means that some of the changes it’s making don’t feel entirely earned.”
- The new actor playing Reggie was told not to watch his predecessor
- What makes Riverdale so compelling is that it’s darker than any current teen drama
Riverdale subverted every Mean Girl trope with Cheryl Blossom
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television comes with a Veronica Mars reunion
Watch the trailer for the YouTube Red comedy that has actors, including Kristen Bell, play versions of themselves who go on ride-alongs with homicide detectives.