The Veronica Mars cast and creatives took the stage at SDCC to discuss the highly anticipated revival.
Veronica Mars fans came together for the first time in over a decade to celebrate a new season of the beloved show. The panel started off by screening the first episode of the long-awaited Veronica Mars season 4, and fans definitely were not disappointed! The whole audience laughed, “aww”-ed and screamed along to the countless amazing moments in the first episode of the show’s revival.
Jealous? Well, you don’t have to be! Even though Veronica Mars season 4 was set to premiere on Hulu next week, on July 26, the panel concluded with Kristen Bell announcing that all 8 episodes were actually dropping right then, as a birthday present to her. They are available to stream right now, on Hulu, along with the first three seasons of Veronica Mars!
While no significant news came out of the Veronica Mars panel, it was still amazing to see the cast and creatives of this beloved show reunited onstage. Creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright were joined by stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas) and newcomer Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Nicole). It was like no time had passed at all between the team, and the banter flowed effortlessly, with equal parts laugh-out-loud and touching moments.
Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the Veronica Mars panel at SDCC.
Warning: These quotes may contain spoilers for the first episode of Veronica Mars season 4.
On the idea of Veronica marrying Logan:
“It’s hard for her to believe that something could be that perfect, and it’s perfect now, so from her perspective, she doesn’t want to ruin it.” -Kristen Bell
On Logan’s buff body transformation for ‘Veronica Mars’ season 4:
“He showed everybody pictures of everything.” -Francis Capra
On Keith’s health struggles in ‘Veronica Mars’ season 4:
“How worried should we be?” -Kristen Bell, screaming
“Very worried. You should always worry about your dad. Thanks for that, honey.” -Enrico Colantoni
On Veronica being a PI:
“I don’t want you to do this forever.” -Enrico Colantoni
“I do.” -Rob Thomas
On Veronica and Keith (Kristen and Enrico) scenes:
“They take mediocre material and make it palatable, they take good material and make it great, and if you write something great, they just tear the roof off of it.” -Rob Thomas
On Wallace’s family:
“It is nice to see Wallace married and a father. You guys know the heart that Wallace had on the series so to see him give that love to a family and be married…I like to see that.” -Percy Daggs III
On Wallace’s career:
“You can tell he’s one of those teachers that still gives his whole heart to his job.” -Percy Daggs III
On Dick’s resilience:
“You can’t damage Dick. Dick is hard. Everybody loves Dick.” -Ryan Hansen
“I believe you may have seen all of his depth. I don’t know that there’s much more to mine.” -Rob Thomas
On if Weevil is in love with Veronica:
“Absolutely Weevil’s in love with this woman. Do you realize how many times she’s gotten him out of jail?” -Francis Capra
“I think it’s safe to say that everyone is in love with both Veronica and Kristen.” -Diane Ruggiero-Wright
On continuing to play Veronica Mars:
“I’ll play Veronica until everyone in Neptune is dead.” -Kristen Bell
“I had to make a decision of, ‘am I going to miss six months of bed times to put this girl back into the world, because everyone else wanted to, and it was a hard decision at first but then I was like, ‘no, you have to. You have to have this character, this superhero without a cape out there as an example for your children, and it’s going to be worth missing those bed times.'” -Kristen Bell
“He’s the most wonderful dog I’ve ever met. He very quickly became my best friend and then as a wrap gift he got me a pillow of his face so that I can snuggle him forever.” -Kristen Bell
On the former flames of Veronica Mars:
“F*** Leo, marry Piz, kill Duncan.” -Kristen Bell
On Kristen’s birthday:
“I love my birthday, you guys. I tell people it’s my birthday like a month in advance, I’m not shy about it. I really like being alive and I like celebrating that.” -Kristen Bell
On top of these “epic” Veronica Mars panel quotes, Hypable also got some exclusive quotes from Jason Dohring! Check back for our video interview with the man who brings Logan Echolls to the screen.