Kristen Bell confirms Veronica Mars will return, but she's not sure when

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Oct 26, 2017, 12:19 PM EDT (Updated)

We're still living in the age of the revival series, which means it at least feels like it's never too late for your favorite show to make a comeback. If you make a list of the best-loved shows that didn't last long enough in the 21st century, Veronica Mars would almost surely make the cut. The teen mystery series, starring Kristen Bell in the title role, has been a cult favorite for well over a decade, and already made a comeback once (after a massively successful Kickstarter campaign) with a feature film in 2014. For the cast of the series, though, one comeback is apparently not good enough.

After the success of the film, fans have repeatedly asked aloud whether more Veronica Mars was possible. During a Facebook Live Q&A with IndieWire earlier this week, co-star Ryan Hansen got the question and decided to go straight to the source. So he pulled out his phone, called Bell, and put her on speaker for fans to hear.

“[Creator] Rob [Thomas] and I are sort of in constant contact about when we could do it again,” Bell said. “There’s a lot of willingness and commitment to doing it again.”

There are some complications to the process, including Bell's current starring role on the NBC comedy The Good Place, but when Veronica Mars does return (and it really does sound like more of a "when" than an "if") Bell insists that it won't have to be fan-funded again.

“Personally, and I think that Rob probably agrees, (A) we’ll never make the fans pay for it again, (B) the format works better in an episodic, where you get a little more of it,” she said. “So we want to do a miniseries. We are willing to put the effort in. I mean, if I have to do it as Murder, She Wrote at 80, we’re going to do it. It’s going to happen.”

Now, it's important to note that Bell admittedly has no timelilne for the show's return. At this point, we don't even know if Thomas has a story idea. We just know that Veronica Mars' creator and star definitely want to return to that world, and with their combined clout, it seems quite probable that they'll make it happen ... someday.