The First Trailer for ‘Veronica Mars’ Season 4 Is Here

OK Marshmallows, listen up: The day is nearing, and we’ve finally gotten a taste of what’s to come. That’s right — the first trailer for the Veronica Mars limited revival Season 4 is here, and there’s a lot to dissect. Your favorite detective is working the case in Neptune, and it looks like things are about to get very dark. Here’s what we learned from this first look at the miniseries.

A brief rundown on where the show stands now

If you’ve been totally removed from pop culture for the last 15 years (Captain America, is that you?), we’ll forgive you for not knowing what we’re talking about here. But still, you’ll need a refresher, so here it is: In 2004, a mystery drama series called Veronica Mars premiered on UPN. Starring an unknown actress named Kristen Bell, the show aired for three seasons, following the titular teenage sleuth from high school to college.

Sadly, after one season on the CW, Veronica Mars was canceled due to low viewership. But several years later, after much fan appreciation and a desire to give the character (and the actors/creator) some closure, a Kickstarter campaign led to the 2014 film Veronica Mars. Now, just a few years later, there’s even more of Bell and co. headed your way.

Here’s the first trailer

Let’s dive right in: The trailer begins with Veronica jogging at night and delivering some of that sweet justice that only she can exact with such comedic timing and poise. After the “Hulu original” flashes neon, we see Spring Break in Neptune, which Veronica says in a voiceover has led to “a crime wave” as an explosion goes off in a seedy motel.

It appears as though, among other things, Veronica and her dad, Keith, have been tasked with figuring out who is responsible for the bomb — and, as is usually the case in Neptune, it sounds like it all leads back to the “09ers,” when a new character played by Patton Oswalt tells our heroine to “follow the money.”

We see Veronica with her trusty camera, getting a closeup of her old frenemy, Weevil, with a wad of cash, talking to a new character played by J.K. Simmons. But there’s got to be more to it than that, as seen from subsequent scenes of a young man on a beach with a bomb strapped to him, a pair of “bad guys” taking aim, and others in which Veronica and her significant other, Logan Echolls, are in danger. But we’ll have to wait to see what it all means.

When is Veronica Mars coming to Hulu?

We know that the new season, which is comprised of eight episodes, will begin airing in full on July 26. What we don’t know yet, is when (or even if) Hulu will make good on its promise to add the first three seasons (and possibly the movie) to its platform. We’re still over a month out, so there’s time, but let’s hope that Hulu gets on this sooner rather than later — we need to time to watch (or rewatch) all of the seasons before the new episodes begin streaming.

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