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Hulu’s “Veronica Mars” revival hasn’t even premiered yet and already very excited Marshmallows are wondering whether or not the Kristen Bell-led drama’s return will be a limited series or an ongoing continuation.
So when TheWrap sat down with Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Originals, Craig Erwich, during the Television Critics Association press tour Monday, we had to ask if the return of the former-UPN-then-CW-drama is a one-and-done project for the streamer — or if there is the possibility of a Season 2.
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“We’d be totally open to that,” Erwich told TheWrap. “We’ve ordered eight episodes,” he said, adding that the revival has “a proper, satisfactory narrative ending.” However, Erwich said, should creator Rob Thomas and “the creative come together for Season 2 and should people like it as much as we like it, totally open to that.”
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During his executive session earlier in the day, Erwich told reporters Hulu wasn’t even looking to the the series in the first place, enter Thomas.
“What happened was that Rob Thomas came into our office and explained very passionately about why he wanted to do this and how he wanted to do this,” he said. “We’re not just doing it for the sake of doing it, we’re very strategic about those choices.”
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The Hulu programming chief says the revival “is very true to the character, it is very true to the world, it’s true to the tone of the show — but it may be well above the show.” But he added that Veronica Mars (Bell) “is not a little girl anymore.”
“We’ll see her dealing with contemporary issues in a contemporary world,” he said.
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