Hulu's Veronica Mars revival just added yet another original cast member to its lineup: Adam Rose will return to the series to reprise his role as Max. Max initially appeared on the original series in season 3 as the geek who spent his time making money by illegally selling tests and research papers to Hearst College students. He was also a love interest for Mac, as portrayed by Tina Majorino.
Veronica Mars initially debuted on UPN (which later merged with The WB to become The CW) in 2004 and followed the story of a high school girl from the fictional town of Neptune who spends her free time as a private eye, having learned the trade from her detective father. The first season revolved around the murder of Veronica's best friend. Two other seasons followed before The CW canceled the series in 2007. In 2013, though, creator Rob Thomas started a Kickstarter fund for a Veronica Mars movie, which reached its goal of $2 million in under 10 hours. The project took in over $5 million in total, making it one of the largest Kickstarter film projects of all time. The movie released in 2014 and pleased most fans and critics. In 2018, Hulu struck a deal with Warner Bros. to launch a Veronica Mars revival, which will feature a total of eight episodes.
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Many actors from the show's original cast have signed on for the revival including Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Ryan Hansen, Max Greenfield and Francis Capra. TV Line reports that Rose will also return to the series, with Max now owning and managing Neptune's marijuana dispensary, High How Are You? The show also recently cast J.K. Simmons and Clifton Collins Jr. for roles in the limited series.
The level of anticipation for the revival is high, not just with fans, but also with the cast and crew. Bell, who portrays Veronica, recently shared a visibly excited video of herself on set, mentioning that being there brought back a lot of good memories. Bell also posted a photo of the front page of the script from the new show.
At its heart, Veronica Mars was a solid detective show with interesting mysteries, as well as compelling characters that included an extremely likable lead. Although it's been 15 years since its first aired on TV, Marshmallows can't wait to see what Veronica does next when the limited Veronica Mars series streams on Hulu later this year.
The Veronica Mars revival will debut Summer 2019 on Hulu.
Source: TV Line