For all you OG “Veronica Mars” fans, we have a surprise as sweet as a marshmallow.
Last month it was announced that the early 2000s teen murder mystery series, which starred Kristen Bell as the titular investigative popular high schooler, will be rebooted for a limited series on Hulu. In the first season, Veronica’s love interest Leo was played by Max Greenfield, known to us today as “New Girl” comic-anchor Schmidt, the stereotype-destroying Jewish renaissance man.
Here’s the exciting update: Along with Bell, Greenfield will return for Hulu’s limited series revival, TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reports. If you need a refresher, Leo is Veronica’s season 1 deputy sheriff boyfriend, who fought crime, loved pizza, and was in a band. Basically every teen girl’s dream boy. Max Greenfield is an emotionally developed hottie with ideal comic timing. Basically every human’s dream man!
.@VeronicaMars Scoop: @iamgreenfield to Return as Leo for @Hulu Limited Series Revival https://t.co/T8tk0UKhcX pic.twitter.com/Ky5FOgQdAV— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) November 8, 2018
And if the Jewish stud’s reappearance on the upcoming show isn’t enough of an early Hanukkah gift for you, then get this: Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who played Simone in season 3 of the Good Place (alongside Bell), will play the recurring role of Nicole, the owner of a Neptune nightclub. This cast list is the stuff of dreams.
Kristen Bell told Entertainment Tonight, “Well, marshmallows can expect the same characters but also a lot of new characters, and a much more adult show. The show will have grown with Veronica. It will also have grown with the fan base because, you know, it was on 15 years ago. I can’t even remember.”
Will Veronica solve the murders of Neptune’s high school spring breakers? Will Greenfield’s Leo character be as dreamier than ever? Will there ever be a three-way crossover between “Veronica Mars,” “The Good Place,” and “New Girl”? We’ll just have to wait to find out in 2019.
Bonnie Azoulay is a Lifestyle intern at the Forward.