TV Critic’s Corner

Marshmallows haven’t seen the last of ‘Veronica Mars’

Kristen Bell as the title character of “Veronica Mars.”
Patrick Ecclesine/The CW/file 2006
Kristen Bell as the title character of “Veronica Mars.”

Are you a Marshmallow? Because if you are, I have some awfully good news for you, and it has nothing to do with sugar.

Your beloved show, “Veronica Mars,” which lasted for three seasons on the CW, is coming back to TV. According to Kristen Bell, who posted the news first on social media, Hulu has ordered eight new episodes of the series, which left the air in 2007. The revival will be on Hulu’s slate next year, along with George Clooney’s “Catch-22” and Mindy Kaling’s anthology adaptation of “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”

Marshmallows are amazingly loyal. In 2013, Bell and series creator Rob Thomas started a Kickstarter to fund a “Veronica Mars” movie. They more than reached their $2 million goal, ending up with some $5 million. The film came out in 2014.


Here’s Hulu’s official description of the upcoming season: “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.”

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