Fans of the iconic UPN/The CW series Veronica Mars who have been holding out hope for a revival series will be quite happy today, with Kristen Bell revealing that it will happen. Those who want the show to debut anytime soon, though won't be quite as happy, with the actress stating in an impromptu interview with IndieWire and her Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen, that everyone is willing to make it happen. Here's what the actress had to say below about this potential Veronica Mars revival.
"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. It's going to happen."
Ryan Hansen was promoting his new YouTube Red series Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television during a Facebook Live chat, when he was asked about the possible revival series, which prompted the actor to call up Kristen Bell right then and there, to get an answer from her. Series creator Rob Thomas first brought it up in January. The series creator said that he was working on ideas for a six-episode web series, but he would need to find a window when the cast is available. Kristen Bell currently stars on the hit NBC sitcom The Good Place, with The Good Place Season 2 airing on Thursday nights, with Rob Thomas also working on a Lost Boys TV show for The CW.
There have been no official deals made for this potential series, but it wouldn't be the first time the cast has come together since the 2014 Veronica Mars movie. Kristen Bell and the Veronica Mars cast reunited for the 2014 web series Play It Again Dick, which featured Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro), Kyle Gallner (Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas) and Christopher B. Duncan (Clarence Wiedman), all playing both their fictional characters and real-life versions of themselves. Kristen Bell also revealed it would have to be a miniseries since she couldn't film a full season of that show and The Good Place at the same time, while confirming that they will not go the crowdfunding route again.
"(Rob Thomas and I) are sort of in constant contact about when we can do it again. There's a lot of willingness and commitment to doing it again. You can't do two television shows at the same time. So we'd have to do like a miniseries. Rob and I email about it every couple of months or so. And personally I think, and I think Rob probably agrees, is that a) we'll never make the fans pay for it again and b) the format works better as an episodic [series]."
The Veronica Mars movie set a Kickstarter record by becoming the fastest project ever to reach the $1 million milestone and $2 million milestone, earning $5.7 million when the campaign closed. The movie wasn't quite as successful as the crowdfunding campaign was, taking in just $3.5 million worldwide, screening in only 347 theaters across the country. IndieWire couldn't get any further details about this potential miniseries, but hopefully we'll find out more soon.