Hulu Revives ‘Veronica Mars’ For A Brand New Season
It had been rumoured for a while, but now it’s official. Kristen Bell is returning as ‘Veronica Mars‘ in a brand new season for Hulu.
The US streaming service has given an 8 episode, straight to series order of the drama, which sees Kristen Bell return once again as the (former teen) private investigator. For those of you that don’t know the show, the original series ran for 3 seasons from 2004 to 2007, and followed the titular character as she balances her studies at school & college, whilst also moonlighting as a PI under the guidance of her detective father.
Creator Rob Thomas then funded a film version via Kickstarter which made its target of $2 million in less than 12hrs, eventually going on to raise over $5 million thanks to eager fans. That was released in 2014.
The new season will see spring breakers being murdered in Neptune, 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.
It’s looking like the all-new 4th Season of ‘Veronica Mars‘ will come to Hulu in the US at some point in Summer 2019. The streaming service will also be adding Seasons 1 to 3 and the movie for our US cousins.
For the UK, the only place I can find to stream the original seasons right now is to buy them from Amazon Video. However, that may change now that a new season is in the works. Amazon, Channel 4, and Syfy have all been buyers of Hulu series in the past, so it’s hard to say exactly where this may end up. Living (pre-Sky) and E4 have both run the original series at various points in the past. We’ll let you know if and when we hear more.