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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We live in a true era of fandom. When beloved TV shows fall off the air, there’s now always a chance that some other network will pick it up, or that fans could somehow come to the rescue in a Kickstarter of some sort. Such was the case with Veronica Mars.

Following the cancellation of the series in 2007, series creator Rob Thomas made a film script, and after a handful of years, the film was funded on Kickstarter, where it raised $5.7 million — easily exceeding its $2 million goal. Outside of the controversy surrounding whether an actual big property like this should ever be crowd-funded, the film was pretty well received. But will we ever get more?

Speaking with Indiewire, Veronica Mars co-star Ryan Hansen called up franchise lead Kristen Bell on the phone and ask whether or not it would ever be possible. Here’s what Bell had to say.

“I have a TV contract, and you can’t do two television shows at the same time. So we’d have to do like a miniseries. Rob and I email about it every couple of months or so. And personally I think, and I think Rob probably agrees, is that a) we’ll never make the fans pay for it again and b) the format works better as an episodic [series]…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.”

So to be clear, there are no current plans to get this done. However, regardless of how long it takes, it sounds like they do plan on getting a miniseries done at some point, which would actually be a solid fit for the franchise. While the movie itself was well received, it’s nice to see that they’re looking at more standard avenues for this one.

Would you want to see a Veronica Mars miniseries? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Indiewire

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Does their contract keep them from doing it on Netflix?

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      So long as it’s filmed in limited series format, I’m sure that’d be fine.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.