Hulu’s Veronica Mars
Hulu has revived Veronica Mars the cult-classic television drama. Three seasons, two networks, and one crowd-funded movie, have proven the fans and cast of the show will not quit. That Hashtag Show acquired the character breakdowns for the new show.
Besides Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, the new characters include:
A recurring guest star who is a Middle Eastern or Asian man in his 50’s to 60’s. Al-Thani is a wealthy, well-educated man who hires Mars Investigations to find the person responsible for disfiguring his son. He solves all of his problems with money and fears the attack was a message for him.
A recurring guest star who is a Middle Eastern or Asian woman in her 50’s to 60’s. Lola Al-Thani is Mohd’s wife and like her husband is wealthy, well-educated, and entitled. She also believes money can solve everything and that her son may have been attacked because of his parents.
A recurring guest star who is an African-American woman in her 30’s to early 40’s. Sexy but cynical, Aliyah owns a popular nightclub for Spring Breakers. Veronica thinks the club is the connection to a series of Spring Break killings.
SHERIFF MARCIA LANGDON
A recurring guest star who is an African-American woman in her 50’s to 60’s. Langdon has a tough reputation and finally cleaned out the corruption plaguing Neptune’s police department. However, she is extremely ambitious and is eyeing a bigger and better job in LA County. So, she plans on moving soon.
A recurring guest star who is a man in his mid-30’s to mid-40’s. Alonzo is a Mexican cartel hitman who comes to Neptune to find and kill the person who killed his boss’s wife’s nephew. He finds love in the beach town and starts to rethink his career.
A recurring guest star who is a man between 50 and 70 years old. Mendoza is Alonzo’s partner and is looking forward to retirement. Alonzo annoys him by not staying focused on the job.
A recurring guest star who is a man in his 40’s. A talkative pizza delivery guy who loves true crime. Unlucky, but still easygoing, Harvey will take any fame he can get.
A recurring guest star who is a man between 40 and 60 years old. Prickett is an ex-con that protected a rich real estate developer Big Dick Casablancas in prison. Now, he is Big Dick’s fixer. But in reality, he is cleverer and more dangerous than his boss, with a network of ex-cons to do his dirty work.
Veronica Mars: The Original Series
Veronica Mars starred Kristen Bell as the title character, a high schooler by day and a private detective by night. The first season focused on the murder of her best friend Lilly Kane, played by Amanda Seyfried.
Veronica’s father Keith Mars, played by veteran actor Enrico Colantoni, is a private investigator and disgraced former police chief. He accused a software billionaire of the crime and was removed from office. Keith Mars has a close relationship with his daughter, training Veronica as a detective and supporting her investigations.
Formerly part of the in-crowd, Veronica became a social outcast after standing by her father. The first season followed Veronica as she investigated her friend’s murder, gained new allies, and rebuilt old friendships. The following seasons would introduce new mysteries and characters, with Veronica being a college freshman in the third and final season.
Veronica Mars the Movie
In 2013, series creator Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for a Veronica Mars sequel film. They hit their goal of $2 million dollars in 10 hours. The film collected $5.7 million by the end of the campaign and was released in March 2014.
The movie starts with a successful Veronica being offered a job at a prestigious law firm. When a friend is accused of murder, she returns home to help. Pulled into the investigation, Veronica rediscovers her love of detective work. She chooses to decline the job offer and become a full-time private investigator.