When the Veronica Mars revival hits Hulu on July 26, Veronica is going to have a decision on her hands.
On Saturday, series creator Rob Thomas sat down with stars Jason Dohring (Logan), Enrico Colantoni (Keith), and Percy Daggs III (Wallace) â€” Veronica herself, Kristen Bell, couldnâ€™t be there â€” at the 2019 ATX TV Festival, where Thomas talked with EWâ€™s own Sarah Rodman about his inspiration for the upcoming revival. Thomas, who conceived of the idea while the bomb scares were happening in his hometown of Austin, Texas, said, â€œThere will be bombs in Neptune during Spring Break.â€ The creator then added, â€œTraditionally there are a lot of stories about men coming to this crossroads in their life where the idea of okay commitment, family, mortgage, kids is one direction and freedom, irresponsibility, â€˜do whatever I wantâ€™ is the other direction. I was interested in putting Veronica at that crossroads. A big part of the story has to do with what kind of life Veronica wants to live.â€
With the revival airing on Hulu â€” the original series aired on UPN and then The CW from 2004 to 2007 â€” Thomas also previewed an â€œadult private eye show.â€ (Donâ€™t forget, Veronica is no longer a teen.) But with that being said, the show wonâ€™t stray too far from its first three seasons, which will become available to stream on Hulu beginning July 1.
Speaking of the first three seasons, Thomas promised a lot of â€œfun drop-insâ€ in the series, noting a number of old faces fans will see again, from Max (played by Adam Rose) to Loganâ€™s old girlfriend Parker (Julie Gonzalo) and a couple of people Veronica put behind bars. â€œVeronica has to drop by Chino prison and managed to meet a couple of people she put in there including her old teaching assistant Tim Foil [played by James Jordan] and Ryan Devlin [who played Mercer Hayes],â€ Thomas said.
The Veronica Mars revival hits Hulu on July 26.
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