Kristen Bell currently stars on The Good Place.
And it may be the best show on network television.
But the beloved actress is about to head back to a wonderful place, a place where she truly became a popular household name.
That place is the city of Neptune, California.
Following a few weeks of rumors that seemed too amazing to be true, Hulu has now confirmed that Veronica Mars really is returning to the air.
The former UPN/The CW drama will air eight brand new episodes on this streaming service in 2019.
Series creator Rob Thomas will write the first episode of the revival and serve as an executive producer; while Bell, of course, will reprise her title role in the series.
At this point, we need to stop with the official background information and quickly add:
EEEEK! YES! WE CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!
Veronica Mars ran for three seasons and was canceled way back in 2007.
The series starred Bell as a high school student who suffered a major personal trauma and then worked alongside her father (or often in defiance of her father) as a private investigator, uncovering various crimes and secrets in her posh home town.
The show had such a rabid fan base that a Veronica Mars movie was released in 2014.
Along with this incredible revival news, we can confirm the following:
- All past episodes of the original Veronica Mars will also be headed to Hulu. Fans can stream seasons 1-3 (as well as the 2014 fan-funded feature film) starting in summer 2019.
- A synopsis for the return in general has been released!
This is the Hulu logline for the right installments on tap:
Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry.
After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’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.
It's unclear right now who else from the original cast will be returning.
But Bell is pretty stoked about everything, writing today on Instagram in response to the news:
Attention all Marshmallows: BREAKING NEWS!!!!! We are OFFICIALLY back in business!!! A new #veronicamars series is coming back, on @hulu !!!! Veronica has always been a super hero without a Cape. And I think shes exactly what the world needs right now.
Thank you to all my fellow marshmallows who stayed excited. Thank you to @hulu for the opportunity. I hope we're still friends after I taser I you.
Revivals and returns are all the TV rage these days, of course.
CBS is somehow bringing back both Murphy Brown and Magnum P.I. this fall, while Roseanne was a giant hit for ABC last television season and Last Man Standing will return to the smalll screen later ths year.
But whatever. Who cares about those?
Veronica Mars will soon air new episodes!
Who else is excited?!?