Veronica Mars is coming back to a screen near you.
The fandom known as ‘marshmallows’ have wanted a follow-up movie for years, ever since the UPN/CW show was canceled in 2007. And after years of rumours and false hope, fans are finally going to see their dream become a reality.
The beloved series, with Kristen Bell as the main protagonist and created by Rob Thomas, have reached their goal of raising a whopping $2 million for the project on Kickstarter. The movie will be shot this summer, with a 2014 release date.
“We will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can,” Kristen wrote on the official campaign page. “I promise to give it my all. I promise to work my hardest to give everyone a little bit more Veronica, and I will be oh so honored to do so. ”
As for the movie’s premise, Rob teased a milestone reunion: “Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith’s chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn’t taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling. My goal is to include as many of your favourite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion.”
The campaign was the largest in Kickstarter’s history, and shattered the record for the fastest project to reach $1 million in donations.