Veronica Mars, the cult-favorite TV show starring Kristen Bell, could be returning to Hulu. The deal isn’t yet final, Variety reports, but if the show returns, Bell will reprise her role as the sharp, funny detective and series creator Rob Thomas will also be on board.
TVLine says that Hulu is reportedly ordering an eight-episode revival of the series, in part due to Bell’s schedule filming NBC comedy The Good Place. The original series ran on UPN and then the CW from 2004 to 2007. For the show’s three seasons, we followed the story of Veronica, a teen detective living in the fictional California town of Neptune. She worked part-time at her father Keith’s private detective agency as she worked to solve the murder of her best friend Lilly Kane.
Veronica Mars, while never a hit series, developed a strong cult following and received critical acclaim. The show’s fanbase is so devoted, that in 2013, when Thomas and Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature film continuation of the show, fans raised $6 million, $4 million more than the initial goal.
At a Television Critics Association winter press tour, Thomas speculated that a potential show reprisal would mean at least six hour-long episodes. “Kristen and I both want to figure out some way we could do a six-episode Veronica Mars mystery,” he said. “If I were a betting man, I bet that it will happen. I just don’t know when it will be.”