More Casting Announced For Hulu's VERONICA MARS Revival Includes Patton Oswalt

We’ve got some more casting to news to share with you for all you Veronica Mars fans who are excited about Hulu’s upcoming revival.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste Barry, Killing Eve) has joined the cast in a recurring role of a character named Nicole, “who owns and operates the Neptune nightclub favored by spring breakers. When they begin dying, Veronica begins to believe the killer is selecting his victims at the club.”

Dawnn Lewis (iZombie) was also cast in a pivotal recurring role of Marcia Langdon, the new police chief of Neptune.

Max Greenfield will return as Leo D’Amato. He was the new Sheriff’s Deputy on the first three seasons of Veronica Mars and he showed up as a detective at the San Diego Police Department in the movie.

Patton Oswalt will Penn Epner. “Penn is on the wrong side of 40 for ‘best pizza delivery guy in Neptune’ to be his claim to fame, but the dude won’t shut up about it. He barely shuts up at all. Pizza delivery is his job, but his passion is ‘true crime.’ He is a frequent poster on unsolved murder websites. Penn is affable and a bit hapless, and he’s going to milk his 15 minutes for all they’re worth.”

They join the return cast that includes Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring as Logan, Francis Capra as Weevil), Percy Daggs III as Wallace, David Starzyk as Richard Casablancas, and Enrico Colantoni as Keith.

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.”

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is penning the first episode and when previously talking about the revival, Bell warned fans that it’s going to be much darker than they’re used to.

"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."

The series revival will consist of eight episodes. We don’t know when it will be released yet, but it’ll be great to see Mars dig into another investigation.

Source: Deadline and TV Line

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