The core of the series will still be the relationship between Enrico Colantoni's Keith Mars and Kristen Bell's character.
Colantoni says his role as her father has shifted.
“When she was a young girl, it was all about protecting her, and making sure she’s okay and makes choices that manifest into a good healthy life. Now that she’s an adult, there’s only so much that he can stop her from doing.”
Rob Thomas says that Veronica believes that Mars Investigations will have to start running for profit and not justice alone.
“Keith doesn’t care enough about making money,” says Thomas. “Veronica’s the realist going, ’Hey dad, we have to fold tent if we don’t start making money’…. In some respects, it almost comes off like Veronica’s the boss.”
Kristen Bell also said that there will be new characters, including teenager Matty Ross played by Izabela Vidovic.
Bell says that Vidovic's character will open up a more maternal side to Veronica Mars.
"It’s just a whole new dynamic for Veronica to care about a younger person, to genuinely care about another person.”
Many original Veronica Mars characters are also returning, including Max Greenfield's Leo D'Mato, Ryan Hansen’s Dick Casablancas; Percy Daggs III’s Wallace Fennel, Julie Gonzalo’s Parker Lee; and Ken Marino’s Vinnie Van Lowe.
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Rob Thomas says the eight-episode revival will be enjoyable for both old fans and new.
Kristen Bell also added Veronica Mars is also likely to be picked up for another season.
According to Bell, “I don’t think the show is anywhere near its end.”