Kristen Bell and More to Return for a 'Veronica Mars' Reunion (Sort of!)
By Leanne Aguilera
If you didn’t get enough Veronica Mars goodness when the fan-favorite series hit theaters earlier this year—you're in luck. Get ready, Marshmallows because Veronica (Kristen Bell), Logan (Jason Dohring) Keith (Enrico Colantoni) and many more of your fave characters are returning together for a brand-new project.
According to Buzzfeed, who first reported the news, the Veronica Mars family is reuniting for an upcoming web series entitled Play it Again, Dick, which is centered on the hilariously self-centered Dick Casablancas (Ryan Hansen).
Back in January, creator and writer Rob Thomas told Hit Fix that the web series, which premieres on CWSeed on Sept. 15, will feature a blend of Party Down and Veronica Mars. "The web series will have more in common with Party Down tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen," Thomas said. "Or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current Veronica Mars' heat to get his own series on the air. He'll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success."
Basically, Play It Again, Dick will be a super-meta series which will feature the Veronica Mars characters that we know and love, as well as fictionalized versions of the actors who play them. (Phew! You get all that?)
So who will be popping up in this blending of worlds? Well... Bell, Hansen, Dohring, and Colantoni, along with Percy Daggs III, Daran Norris, Francis Capra and Kyle Gallner will all be appearing in the web-series as both their VM characters, as well as estranged versions of themselves. Whereas, Chris Lowell and Ken Marino will only be playing themselves. (Sorry, y'all, no Piz or Vinnie Van Lowe!)
There will also be two new faces joining the group! Robert Buckley and Rose McIver, the stars of Thomas’ new CW series, iZombie, will also make appearances as characters in Play It Again, Dick's crazy complicated universe.
Play it Again, Dick will premiere Sept. 15, with an all new episode—ranging anywhere from eight to 10 minutes—released each following week.