Veronica Mars’ Creator on Why Its Shocking Finale Sets Up the Hulu Revival for the Long Haul

Plus, what he hopes to do differently if the show returns

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TV revivals became an industry trend a couple years ago, but Veronica Mars was, once again, ahead of its time.

The cult UPN series—about a whip-smart high schooler moonlighting as a private detective (Kristen Bell)—signed off in 2007 after three seasons, only to return in 2014 as a feature film funded by fans through Kickstarter. Now the series has been revived a second time, as an eight-episode Hulu series (it dropped July 19) which finds Bell’s Veronica back in her hometown of Neptune, Calif.,



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