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San Diego-based "Veronica Mars" returning to TV in Hulu series

Kristen Bell is returning as Veronica Mars.
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The CW

Mars Investigations will be open for business once again as Hulu re-invigorates the popular mystery series on its digital platform

Star Kristen Bell who plays the titular character confirmed the news via Twitter this morning. "Thank you to all the marshmallows for staying excited and to @Hulu for giving Veronica a chance to wear her big girl pants. I hope we’re still friends after I taser you," she wrote. 

The reboot will air starting in 2019 and starting next summer fans will be able to brush up on past episodes because Hulu has secured the rights to the original series.

The new show will be an hour long, containing eight episodes in total.

Series creator Rob Thomas will pen the first one, he will also executive produce along with Kristen Bell, Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge.

Here is a synopsis of the new story arc:

"Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach."

Veronica Mars first aired on the UPN network in 2004 just before it transitioned into The CW. The series lasted three seasons. 

San Diego was the stand-in for the fictional town of Neptune in which the series is set with filming locations in and around the county including Oceanside, Ocean Beach, and San Diego State University.

The exterior of Mars Investigations is located in Normal Heights at 3337 Adams Avenue.