Veronica Mars has some of the most vocal and devoted fans around—what other show could get a reboot, twice? After the original teen-detective series was left hanging back in 2007, a film was crowd-funded in 2014. That in itself is a nice effort, but this year, Marshmallows finally got to catch up with Veronica in a new fourth season, a mere 12 years after the original show ended.
“People are wondering what Veronica Mars is doing,” Kristen Bell said in an interview on SiriusXM’s EW Radio when asked about the hunger for the show. “There’s never been a lapse in the fanbase.”
Perhaps with that in mind, Hulu surprise dropped all eight episodes on July 19, a week ahead of its announced premiere date. What with all the bingeing to come, some fans are wondering—will there be a season 5?
Here’s what we know.
Is a fifth season of Veronica Mars confirmed?
Nothing has been confirmed yet, and given that the fourth season just landed—and early, to boot, it’s a little too soon to tell if a fifth season is a sure thing. (Lots of viewers could nudge that decision along.)
There are plenty of good signs, though. Creator Rob Thomas has shown an unflagging devotion to the show, bringing it through two rebirths to date. Hulu’s Craig Erwich said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour: “Rob Thomas came into our office and explained very passionately about why he wanted to do this, how he was going to do this.”
Would Kristen Bell be involved?
Bell is as much a fan of her plucky character as any audience member, and she told TVLine she thinks Veronica has “an endless life” because of Thomas’ “commitment to reinventing the story.” Her commitment is just as high, Bell said: “As long as the fans want more I will try to do it again.”
“I will do Veronica Mars until it’s Murder, She Wrote,” Bell said. “I will keep doing this show until everyone in Neptune is dead. And then the big reveal is that Veronica‘s the criminal; she killed everyone!” (Just kidding, Kristen…right?)
While Bell was joking around about her involvement in future iterations of Veronica Mars, she did seem pretty serious about it, saying it “was a big decision to come back to the show because it’s a huge undertaking. And that means I’m going to miss a lot of [my kids’] bedtimes. But I said to myself, ‘If we can do it right, it will be worth it because Veronica will be out in the world again as an inspiration.’ I want my girls to have that. And I want people to say, as I do, ‘What would Veronica do?’”