Kristen Bell Says The VERONICA MARS Revival is Going to be a Much Darker and Bigger World
The return of Veronica Mars is going to come with a few changes to the tone that I don’t things fans of the series will mind. In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Kristen Bell warns that the revival is going to be much darker than what we’ve seen in the past. She says:
"It's going to be a much darker world. It's going to be a bigger world. It's definitely not going to be what we did on UPN or The CW, so I want to brace fans for that. That it's going to be darker and bigger and more cinematic and definitely a little bit different."
I don’t see any problem with that! In fact, I’m glad they are going to bring a darker tone to the series and that they are going to open up the world a little more. Bell goes on to compare Veronica to a superhero, saying:
"Particularly now, I feel like you wanna see a girl who's fighting for good. You wanna see a superhero without a cape who has nothing at her fingertips but her wit and her intellect and you want to see her better the world around her. I think people want to see a hero again. We had years of loving antiheroes and I think the world is too scary now. We loved Walter White when everything felt safer. It would scare me to watch a show about an antihero now. I want to see the good guys winning."
Hell yeah! That sounds great. I can see Veronica Mars as a Batman like detective. Bell went on to detail how big of an impact the series still has on viewers:
"I love that Veronica Mars is a superhero without a cape. I love that people have looked to her in times that they were down in their life and felt like she was fighting for them. It was a resonant show for people. Kids still come up to me and they're like, 'I got through high school watching that show and just pretending that Veronica was there.' When you are part of a show that doesn't just entertain people but actually touches people and they think about that character being their friend, then you know you've struck a chord and maybe you should do it again."
That’s pretty cool. Jason Dohring (Logan), Francis Capra (Weevil), Percy Daggs III (Wallace) and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming 8-episode season.
Veronica’s next adventure will revolve around spring breakers who are being murdered in Neptune, “thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into a mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”
What are your thoughts on the comments that Bell made here? Are you excited to see the show take a darker turn?