Just as iZombie has aired its first episodes of its final season, showrunner Rob Thomas is readying Season 4 of the series that made him famous, Veronica Mars. Eight new episodes of Veronica Mars are coming to streaming service Hulu this summer. The new series finds the snarky private investigator five years after the events of the 2014 crowdfunded movie with more detective stories of So-Cal noir. Original actors returning include Kristen Bell (Veronica), Enrico Colantoni (Keith), Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), Max Greenfield (Leo), Ryan Hansen (Dick), Ken Marino (Vinnie), Daran Norris (Cliff), and Adam Rose (Max).
Rob Thomas is back as script writer, so expect the same quirky dialogue and pop culture references he’s written for iZombie and the first three seasons of Veronica Mars. Don’t forget, Thomas’s two Veronica tie-in mystery novels are part of Veronica Mars canon. If you missed them, catch our reviews of The Thousand Dollar Tan Line here, and Mr. Kiss and Tell here. Based on Thomas’s use of actors from Veronica Mars in his five seasons of iZombie, we wouldn’t be surprised to see some cameos from a few members of his iZombie cast to make an appearance.
Sorry, Thomas has not yet announced a few key actors from Veronica’s past for the next eight episodes, including best pal Tina Majorino (Mac), or boyfriends Chris Lowell as Piz, or Teddy Dunn as Duncan, or a lost twin sister of murdered friend Lily (Amanda Seyfried).
Hulu has released a trailer for the series. Check it out:
New actors on the series include J.K. Simmons (Counterpart, Law & Order), Frank Gallegos (Logan, Medium), Scott Vance (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The X-Files), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek 2009, Westworld), and Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Archer).
Look for all eight episodes of the new Season 4 of Veronica Mars to stream on Hulu beginning July 26, 2019. Catch up on the first three seasons, available here at Amazon, and the movie, available here.