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The latest chapter in the world of Veronica Mars, Play It Again, Dick, does not focus on Veronica’s crime solving abilities, nor is it about her pals and enemies in Neptune, Calif. No, the web series Play It Again, Dick, which premiered this week on CW Seed, focuses on the antics of Ryan Hansen, one of the show’s real-life actors. The Ryan Hansen on screen, however, is not really Ryan Hansen, instead it’s a version of Ryan Hansen invented by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, back as creator and executive producer of Play It Again, Dick.
As Hansen (the real one) told EW, this Ryan Hansen has more than a little in common with his Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas, a jerky, but strangely affable surfer bro. The series imagines fake-Ryan attempting to get a series about Dick off the ground. A number of Hansen’s Veronica Mars co-stars are also back to, like Hansen, skewer their own personas and takes on their Mars characters in this twisted world. EW talked to Hansen about playing this warped version of himself and continuing the Veronica Mars legacy in this zany fashion. READ FULL STORY
Neptune High’s big class reunion just got a little more complete.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced late last night that Tina Majorino has officially signed on to reprise her role as hacker extraordinaire Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie in his upcoming Mars film. Non-Mars fans may know the actress best as Deb, the title character’s side ponytail-favoring friend in 2004′s Napoleon Dynamite.
“To say I wrote Mac with Tina in mind would be an understatement,” Thomas said in an email sent to the film’s 91,585 Kickstarter backers. “I wrote Mac for Tina, and Tina only. Veronica needed a female friend, and a Q to her Bond. Tina felt like just the sort of girl that Veronica would like and respect. I couldn’t be more pleased that she’ll be with us for the movie.”
Majorino, who’s currently playing medical intern Heather Brooks on Grey’s Anatomy, joins a cast that already includes repeat players Kristen Bell (Veronica), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Chris Lowell (Stosh “Piz” Piznarski), Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro”), Sam Huntington (Luke), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair), and Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack). Production on the film is scheduled to begin this summer.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas has sent the film’s Kickstarter backers a lengthy status update. Top news: He has just finished a first draft of the movie. “There’s a lot of work left to do, but it’s a movie I can’t wait to make. I think it’s also the movie you’ve been waiting to see,” he writes.
With one week left in the Kickstarter campaign that has raised more than $4.5 million, Thomas took the opportunity to encourage more fans to donate: The only Kickstarter record the project hasn’t yet broken is the total number of backers (Veronica Mars was approaching 70,000 as we typed this; Double Fine Adventure had 87,142). He also detailed where fans’ money is going: READ FULL STORY
Logan is back. Rob Thomas has informed his Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter backers that Jason Dohring is officially on board. “We now have three actors officially cast. Veronica. Logan and the waiter who says, ‘Your check, sir,’” he wrote in an email Tuesday night. “Don’t worry. We’re busily working on bringing your favorites into the fold. As a Veronica Mars backer, you’ll be the first to know.” READ FULL STORY
Thought Rob Thomas’s efforts to fund a Veronica Mars movie would end when his project hit the $2 million mark — less than 11 hours after its Kickstarter launched? Think again.
As Thomas told tens of thousands of backers via email this morning, he’s not planning to pull the plug on his fund drive anytime soon. What’s more, Thomas and his team are working to allow fans from outside the United States to donate, which would significantly increase the project’s potential revenue. Though all of the Kickstarter’s big-ticket rewards — the chance to name a character in the movie, snag a screening for 50 friends, or even appear onscreen in a speaking role — have been snatched up already, Thomas also said that he’s planning to come up with more high-end “thank you” gifts in the coming days.
Check out Thomas’s full email below. For the record, as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the Kickstarter campaign has raised over $2.5 million.
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