Veronica Mars Death Watch

Rumors are flying:

I just heard from Veronica mastermind and showrunner Rob Thomas, who tells me, "If we’re cancelled, I certainly don’t know about it."

And according to CW insiders, the CW has not officially canceled Veronica Mars. However, here’s the catch: They are currently considering a different format for the fourth season. From what I hear, that format would leap four years into the future and focus on Veronica Mars as an FBI agent. Aside from returning star Kristen Bell (duh), the rest of the cast is yet to be determined, but it isn’t likely that many of her current co-stars would be on board.

Okay, so this seems highly unlikely, but I would love to see the show attempt to pull this off.

6 thoughts on “Veronica Mars Death Watch”

  1. I can see the thinking behind this. It’s very expensive to keep a show going when you have to give the cast raises, so it’s easier to replace people who aren’t critical to the show. (The actors on Friends end up making a fortune each week, but there’s so much turnover on The Practice that they don’t even have to keep the old name, thus Boston Legal is born. The more marginal the show, the more attractive it is to cut costs this way.
    Plus, Kristen Bell could play closer to her actual age, which I’m sure she’d like. I seem to recall her saying that playing high school age was tough.
    (An actor acquaintance of mine was youthful-looking enough to still pass for a high school student in his late 20s — until on a Saved by the Bell he had to kiss a 17-year-old, and after that he insisted on playing older.)

  2. Well, the main draw for me is the writing, so if it’s the same writing staff, I’ll stick around for anything.
    And Bell is cute as a button, which is always a plus.
    However, given that the Keith/Veronica thing is the main emotional axis of the show, I’d almost rather they just do a new show with her and the writers than try to keep the show going without Keith.

  3. I like this idea; especially if a crime then turns up that took place during the “missing years.” Current people we like could return for one or two eps; heck, the big mystery could involve them, and then there could be more of the flashbacks. I think one of the best things about season one was the slowly unfolding story that took place the year before — something that would be impossible to duplicate unless VM skipped a few years into the future.

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