'Veronica Mars' Revival Premiere Date Revealed in Feisty New Teaser
By Philiana Ng
Your summer destination has been set: Neptune, California.
Hulu will launch the eight-episode Veronica Mars revival series on Friday, July 26, the streaming service announced Friday.
A feisty new teaser shows Kristen Bell in character as the titular P.I. getting ready for spring break in Neptune as her signature voiceover sets the tone for the drama that's about to unfold.
"Spring break in Neptune. That means drunks, derelicts, flashers, frat boys, sorority vomit, pickpockets, bottomless drinks and topless dancers, street scum and beach bums. And that's just the walk to my car," Veronica says with a smirk as she tests out her trusty taser. "Fortunately, I'm good to go."
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.
"From what I've seen of the show, and the scripts are excellent, it is very true to the character, it is very true to the world, it's true to the tone of the show and what made people fall in love with the show," Hulu's Senior VP of Originals Craig Erwich said in February. "But it is definitely an update. She is not a little girl anymore. You will see her dealing with contemporary issues in a contemporary world."
The revival series brings back Bell, Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Jason 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 withHansenabout 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."