A long time ago, they used to be friends and now they are coming back for more! The cult classic television show “Veronica Mars” was recently given a greenlit for a limited series run on Hulu, and the confirmed cast news keeps rolling in.
Actor Max Greenfield, who people more recently know for playing the iconic character Schmidt on the FOX comedy “New Girl,” will be reprising his role of Leo D’Amato, a former sheriff’s deputy in Neptune during the original series. In the 2014 film, D’Amato is now a San Diego Police Detective, who helps Veronica learn more about the Susan Knight death investigation.
The series will put up after the events of the film, “Veronica Mars,” which was a crowd-funded effort to give a proper ending to the beloved series which was canceled near the end of its third full season. Throughout his recurring role, D’Amato helps Veronica solve cases from murder to dognapping and will star in the new limited series as well.
The new series will loosely follow the events of the book “The Ten Thousand Dollar Tan Line,” a novel by series creator Rob Thomas. The story follows a string of disappearances and murders during spring break, and the family of one of the women hires Veronica and Mars Investigations to look into the situation in Neptune. Like the novel, the series takes place after the events of the movie, with Veronica living back in Neptune and using her P.I. license.
Actor Patton Oswalt will also join the cast of the series, as recurring character Penn Epner. He is an enthusiastic pizza delivery man in Neptune and a lover of everything true crime. Oswalt joins fellow newcomers Dawnn Lewis and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Other returning characters include Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars, Jason Dohring as Logan and Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars.