“Veronica Mars” is back on the case this summer. Hulu’s revival of the beloved drama will drop all eight episodes on Friday, July 26, the streaming service announced Friday with a teaser video (watch above).
While it’ll be summer for us, it’s actually spring for Veronica (Kristen Bell). In a voiceover in the teaser, Veronica informs us she’s prepping for spring break in Neptune, which means “drunks, derelicts, flashers, frat boys, sorority vomit, pickpockets, bottomless drinks and topless dancers, street scum and beach bums.” Beat. “And that’s just the walk to my car.”
Set five years after the events of the crowdfunded 2014 feature film, the revival, which was ordered in September, will focuses on a serial killer who’s targeting spring breakers. The parents of one of the victims hires our titular sleuth to investigate their son’s death, leading her to uncover the class divide between, per the logline, Neptune’s “wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”
Besides Bell, original cast members Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, David Starzyk, Max Greenfield and Adam Rose will all be back. New additions include J.K. Simmons, Patton Oswalt, Mary McDonnell, Dawnn Lewis, Clifton Collins Jr. and Izabela Vidovic.
The installment will debut 12 years after the original series ended in 2007 following a three-season run on UPN and its successor The CW. And don’t worry — the does not conflict with Bell’s duties on “The Good Place,” which was renewed for a fourth season in December.