‘Veronica Mars’: Where are they now?
It looks like we’re all going back to Neptune! Devoted fans of the cult TV teen mystery series “Veronica Mars” have been in agony since the show went off the air in 2007 after only three seasons. But it looks like their undying passion has finally paid off, since creator Rob Thomas announced that a movie got the greenlight after a Kickstarter campaign he on this Wednesday reached its $2 million goal in an astonishing nine hours.
The star of the series, Kristen Bell, wrote a short note to her fans on the record-breaking Kickstarer page.
“I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it’s because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. We just have one more step to go,” she wrote. “You have banded together like the sassy little honey badgers you are and made this possibility happen. i promise if we hit our goal, 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.“
With 29 days still left in the fundraiser’s lifespan, who knows what kind of blockbuster we’ll have on our hands in 2014? In the meantime, here’s what the “Veronica Mars” cast has been up to in the dark, dark years since we’ve last visited Neptune, California.
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Here’s an easy one. The now 32-year-old followed up her leading role in “Veronica Mars” in 2008 with the hit comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” that made Bell, Jason Segel, and Russell Brand household names. Since then, she has reprised her Sarah Marshall role in a cameo in “Get Him to the Greek,” and starred in other feature films like "When In Rome” and “Hit and Run” – both co-starring her current fiancé, Dax Shepard. But she’s still queen of the small screen, providing the mysterious narration for the teen drama “Gossip Girl” from 2007 to 2012, the no-nonsense caterer Uda Bengt in Rob Thomas’s next show “Party Down,” and currently as the up-and-coming businesswoman Jeannie Van Der Hooven in the Showtime series “House of Lies” with Don Cheadle.
This summer, she’ll have to juggle the “Veronica Mars” movie with motherhood, since she’s about to have her first child with Shepard very soon.