'Veronica Mars' Isn't a Woman You Want to Mess With in Dramatic New Teaser

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Veronica Mars is back on the case.

Hulu's eight-episode revival series, which launches Friday, July 26, released a new teaser on Wednesday, and marshmallows, it's going to be one deadly spring break in Neptune, California.

Setting the darker, grittier tone of the new episodes, the trailer opens with Veronica (Kristen Bell) getting mugged by a hooded suspect, who demands her wallet and phone. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't realize who he's messing with, as Veronica pulls out her trusty taser and justifiably zaps the culprit. "For the 'gram!" Veronica quips, before snapping a pic on her phone.

See, Neptune has become a hot vacation destination for high school and college kids but a recent string of bombings threatens the city's standing as a safe spring break stop. "It's possible that these bombings are part of a campaign to destroy Neptune as a spring break destination," Veronica hypothesizes. Surely it can't be that simple, can it?

Meanwhile, life seems to be good in the romance department between Veronica and Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring), who seem very much together for much of the new series -- though who knows with those two? Watch the new Veronica Mars teaser below.

The revival takes place five years after the 2014 fan-funded movie and revolves around a new mystery as Mars Investigations is hired to look into the murder of a student on spring break in Neptune. It will bring back Bell, Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Dohring (Logan Echolls), Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Max Greenfield (Leo D'Amato), Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Adam Rose (Max) and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas). New cast members include Dawnn Lewis, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr., Izabela Vidovic, J.K. Simmons and Tyler Alvarez.

Earlier this year, ET spoke with Hansen about reuniting with his co-stars for the revival, and though he remained mum on details, he hinted that his character, Dick Casablancas, has a minor role. 

"They are doing eight episodes and I already finished my bit and headed off to Fiji, but ... every time we get to do a little something with Veronica Mars, it's such a treat," he said in January. "It's the show that keeps on giving and, you know, I pretty much started on that show. So, to keep having that fan base still, and getting able to play with the cast that I kind of I grew up with, it's truly amazing."

Last September, Bell hinted to ET that the new Veronica Mars is "much more adult." "The show will have grown with Veronica. It will also have grown with the fan base because, you know, it was on 15 years ago," she said at the time. "It will be a much bigger world cinematically."

The Veronica Mars revival launches all eight episodes on Friday, July 26 on Hulu.


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