As the premiere of a new season of fan-darling-tv-series-back-from-the-dead-brought back Veronica Mars As we get closer, Hulu has released the first full trailer for the show.
Previous clips were just teasers, but this one really fleshes out what viewers can expect. Overall, it looks like it’ll keep the humor and darkness of the original series, just without the heavy 2000s-ness of it all. Since Veronica is now a mature, working private detective, things look a bit sharper in some ways, with weapons and the like taking a more prominent role than in the original series. (In the past, Veronica usually relied on her dog Backup or her taser to do her nastiest work.)
In this reboot, the small coastal town of Neptune, California has seen a spate of bombings lately, and Veronica and her father are hired by the family of one of the victims to find out what’s going on.
Several people in the trailer are speculating about what’s happening. Could it be a serial killer? Could it be someone trying to destroy the city’s community? Hulu’s synopsis for the season references a conflict between Neptune’s wealthy residents, who want an end to its boisterous Spring Break culture, and the working class, mostly Hispanic residents who depend on tourism income.
Considering that the tension between those two social circles has often been at the heart of the show, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it somehow related to bombings as well.
Looks like Logan Echolls, Veronica Mars’ love interest, has been back for a while, and he’s shirtless and smoldering as ever – more than ever, really. The trailer also featured some glimpses of Eli “Weevil” Navarro, another main character from the original series, and there’s a plethora of new people. Oh, and Dick is done with all his old bro-y antics, as per a few moments in these images.
It’s a shame we haven’t seen many fan favorites Wallace or Mac so far, but we hope they return in a big way. Veronica Mars season four will premiere on Hulu on July 26, and the streaming platform will soon be adding all three original seasons (plus the 2013 film) leading up to its library.
Here’s Hulu’s full synopsis:
In Neptune, spring breakers are killed, decimating the resort’s tourism industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the family of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery in which the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather end the months-long bacchanalia , against a working class dependent on the cash flow that accompanies the West Coast’s response to Daytona Beach.
Many canceled TV shows from the 1990s, 2000s and even early 2010s have been revived by streaming platforms in an effort to convince viewers dissatisfied with cable and over-the-air programming. Veronica Mars is one of the most talked-about to date, thanks in no small part to its famously successful Kickstarter push to produce a movie released six years ago. Since then, the series has continued with two novels, but not much else.