This face, right here? My over-the-moon face. Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas would love to revive the cancelled series.
In advance of Bell’s voice cameo on his iZombie series, starring Rose McIver, Bell spoke to EW about that role, and her friendship with Thomas, which she says is, “permanently on the books.”
Excerpted from EW:
“There’s a constant dialogue about projects and when we can work together again, and it’s unfortunate that our schedules are quite different and that my kids and current television show keep me very busy so I’m not often available. But he knows I would be there for anything were I to have the time,” Bell said. And when it comes to her voiceover cameo on iZombie, she says it was “actually less than I would have liked to do.”
[Most] important for die-hard fans of Mars, Bell says there’s still hope. “We’ve ping-ponged other ideas but it always comes back to Veronica Mars because it’s so special to the both of us and in truth, because it’s so beloved by fans,” she said. “The whole reason to create something is so people will love it and we have the best fans on the planet so we’re definitely still looking for the window where we could allow Veronica to exist again, whether it’s a miniseries or a short-run cable series.”
The biggest hiccup in their way is simply busy schedules. But as Bell put it, “We haven’t dropped the conversation. It just might end up being more like a Murder, She Wrote, where I’m 80.”
You’re a marshmallow, Veronica Mars — a Twinkie. The cast and crew reunited in 2014 for a crowd-sourced Veronica Mars feature film. One season of a Veronica Mars spin-off, Play it Again, Dick, streams on CW Seed.
In the web series, Ryan Hansen plays a fictionalized version of himself, trying to sell a Veronica Mars spin-off featuring his character, Dick Casablancas. Bell appears as herself in three episodes.
Bell is a busy woman. In addition two having two young children, she has just been cast in NBC‘s new Good Place TV series, alongside Ted Danson. She also plays Jeannie Van Der Hooven, on Showtime’s House of Lies TV series.
There is no telling when she and Thomas will fulfill the wish they share with each other and millions of fans. But if Bell wants to revive Veronica Mars, she just might. After all, Veronica Mars is smarter than me.
For now, perhaps this EW Tumblr entry says it best:
Were you a fan of the Veronica Mars TV show? Did you see the Veronica Mars feature film? What would you want to see in a Veronica Mars reboot or revival? Sound off, in the comments.