Hulu’s Veronica Mars revival is bringing a little spring break to the dead of summer.
Kristen Bell‘s titular private investigator is back in an all-new teaser, which promises a July return for all our favorite (and least favorite) residents of Neptune, California. The teaser also shows Veronica steeling herself to deal with a rowdy crowd of spring breakers — but she’s got the tools to handle them.
According to the logline, the drama in Hulu’s eight-episode limited series kicks off when spring breakers in Neptune start turning up dead. When the parents of one of the victims enlist Mars Investigations to look into their son’s death, Veronica is pulled into an “epic 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.”
In other words, it’s business as usual on Veronica Mars — though Hulu president Craig Erwich has promised that the revival of the beloved neo-noir series, which first ran on UPN and The CW before returning for a 2014 movie, won’t just be reliving the glory days. This series will tread in new territory. Erwich told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the story “is very true to the character. It is very true to the world. It’s true to the tone of the show and what made people fall in love with the show. But it’s definitely an update. She’s not a little girl anymore. You’ll see her deal with contemporary issues in a contemporary world.”
In addition to Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, and Ryan Hansen are set to return, as are recurring players like Max Greenfield and Ken Marino. New faces in the revival include Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Izabela Vidovic, and Clifton Collins Jr.
Veronica Mars returns July 26 on Hulu.