Hulu has ordered eight new one-hour interconnected episodes of the series, starring Kristen Bell, that premiered in 2004 and aired on UPN for two seasons and The CW for one. Bell announced the news Thursday on her Instagram account.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Thomas knew he might make movie history by using Kickstarter to crowd-fund his “Veronica Mars” film. But he wasn’t prepared for the posters. Of all the prizes offered to donors of “Veronica Mars” — everything from a digital copy of the script for $10 to a walk-on cameo for $10,000 […]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The CW says it’s developing an online spinoff of the “Veronica Mars” series. Series creator Rob Thomas has agreed to do the digital version, CW President Mark Pedowitz told a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Wednesday. The decision to proceed with the spinoff was made Tuesday and details have […]
Now that Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas, and the entire Veronica Mars universe have learned just what a mobilized fan base can do for a TV franchise, are we looking at the gestational period of a new world order of post-television crowdsourcing? This reinforces Nielsen’s recent findings of the symbiotic relationship between television and Twitter. Clearly, television resonates with fans well beyond cancellation; the media life of a program can last well beyond its broadcast life.
A crowd-sourcing campaign on the Kickstarter website to raise $2 million hit its goal in less than a day so a feature film based on the cult favorite UPN-CW show that aired from 2004 to 2007 will begin production this summer at Warner Bros.