It's looking very much like Veronica Mars is about to be revived. Again!
The cult classic teen drama-turned-thriller-turned-noir has been the subject of revival talk for close to a year now, but Entertainment Weekly reports that creator Rob Thomas is now actively working on a deal to make it happen.
US streaming service Hulu is negotiating with Thomas for an episodic series that will be a revival, not a reboot like the new Dynasty or Charmed.
Kristen Bell is expected to reprise her title role as the amateur detective, despite her commitment to her leading part in the third season of NBC's hit comedy series The Good Place, which will be returning on September 27.
Bell first hinted that revival efforts were afoot late last year, insisting at the time that any such project would not be crowdsourced like the 2004 reunion movie that raised $5.7 million on Kickstarter.
"Personally, and I think that Rob probably agrees, (a) we'll never make the fans pay for it again, and (b) the format works better as an episodic [series], where you get a little more of it," the actress said last October. "So we want to do a miniseries.
"We are willing to put the effort in. I mean, if I have to do it as Murder, She Wrote at 80, we're going to do it. It's going to happen."
Veronica Mars originally aired in the US for two seasons on UPN, and then moved to The CW for one final season before its cancellation in 2007.
While we're waiting for official word on the next Veronica Mars revival, check out our rundown of the five best classic episodes.
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