In case you haven’t heard, Veronica Mars, a television show that aired for just three seasons on UPN and the CW from 2004 to 2007 and produced just 64 episodes, is now being made into a movie thanks to Kickstarter.
Like fans of many other television shows that got the can despite critical acclaim and a strong cult following, those who loved Veronica Mars (i.e. Kristen Bell) simply never stopped clamoring for some kind of a revival, and the recent resurrection of the beloved Arrested Development only emboldened these die-hards. So after unsuccessfully trying to bring the show back through traditional channels, show creator Rob Thomas decided to try something new—he decided to bring it to the people and see if he could get enough money to shoot a Veronica Mars movie on Kickstarter.
It worked. When the project window closed on Friday afternoon, a whopping 91,585 people had pledged $5,702,153. So now they’re going to make a Veronica Mars movie.
Of course, all of this is great news TV geeks everywhere, who now have a tried and true way to resuscitate their favorite cancelled shows. Who knows, maybe after they make the Veronica Mars movie they’ll make a Veronica’s Closet movie. I bet Kirstie Alley would be game.