A Veronica Mars revival series is in the works with original creator Rob Thomas on board along with star Kristen Bell. Apparently, the idea has been talked about quietly for months, with some major details still left to discuss. Since Bell currently stars in NBC's The Good Place, it's believed that the new revival series will be limited, possibly 8 to 10 episodes, working around Bell's schedule. Warner Bros. is currently negotiating with Hulu to air the Veronica Mars revival series.
Veronica Mars originally aired from 2004 to 2007 on the UPN network and later the CW. The show, which was a critical and fan favorite, was abruptly cancelled after its third season. There are 60 episodes in total, and the new revival series is reportedly aiming to bring the entire cast back. In addition to Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars starred Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Teddy Dunn, Michael Muhney, Tina Majorino, and sometimes Amanda Seyfried.
Warner Bros. and Hulu have yet to release a statement in regard to the Veronica Mars revival series, but it seems that a deal is very close to finalizing. As previously mentioned, it isn't clear how many episodes will be included in this new season. It's also unclear what the new season will be about or when it will go into production. It is believed that the new series will air sometime in 2019. Rob Thomas is reportedly handling the new project through Warner Horizon TV, the cable/streaming division of Warner Bros. TV, which produced the original series.
Veronica Mars came back with a feature film in 2014, which was crowdfunded. The initial Kickstarter was looking to raise $2 million, but by the time the campaign ended, it had raised nearly $6 million. The movie was a financial success, earning over $3.4 million worldwide at the box office. The film was able to earn an additional $2.2 million off of Blu-ray and DVD sales alone. While the demand for the Veronica Mars movie was high, it's unknown what the demand (aside from hardcore fans) will be now, 4 years after the reunion and 11 years after the cancellation of the series.
For now, hardcore Veronica Mars fans are pretty excited that the show is coming back with a revival series. Since the movie was released in 2014, Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham wrote two books, which continued the story after the events of the film and featured all of the characters from the series. The first novel, Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, was released in 2014 and featured Kristen Bell's voice on the audio version of the book. A second book, Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell, was released in 2015. Thomas has said that both books are official Veronica Mars canon, so fans who are unfamiliar with them might want to start reading now before the revival series starts. The news of a Veronica Mars revival series was first reported by Entertainment Weekly.