CW predecessor UPN launched Veronica Mars, a cult hit starring Kristen Bell, which is now being revived as a theatrical film funded on Kickstarter.
Now it’s being reborn as a spinoff series for the network’s CW Seed online site, in a deal closed this week, the network said Wednesday. But the Web series won’t surface until sometime after the movie is released in March, and details are scarce. The series probably will span six to eight episodes, each five to 10 minutes in length.
Network chief Mark Pedowitz says he spoke to Mars creator Rob Thomas in broad terms about the concept, which he wouldn’t share: “He talked a little bit but it wasn’t locked in; he talked about potential people who could be involved, but he didn’t commit to anybody.”