'Veronica Mars' Spinoff: Ryan Hansen Will Star As 'Dick Casablancas' Character In Digital Series, Marshmallows Everywhere Rejoice
The "Veronica Mars" movie hits theaters nationwide on March 14. While devoted Marshmallows had to wait seven years for a Neptune High reunion, it seems another "V-Mars" project is on the horizon shortly following the film's release. Creator Rob Thomas confirmed earlier this month that a "Veronica Mars" spinoff is surely happening. This series, though, will get a different charming blonde as the leading character - Ryan Hansen.
The "Veronica Mars" spinoff will star Ryan Hansen, who portrays surfer slash womanizer Dick Casablancas. ("It's a sorority party. It's why I left the womb.") Thomas shared some details on the "V-Mars" offshoot, which will feature Hansen playing a version of himself in a "Dick Casablancas-centric television spinoff." The series will likely feature about eight 5-10 minute webisodes on the CW Seed.
Ryan Hansen will reportedly assemble a group of actors by pulling from both his former "Veronica Mars" as well as "Party Down" casts. The characters will, like Hansen, play versions of themselves. Both shows were spearheaded by creator Rob Thomas and starred Hansen in one of the regular roles. If the "Veronica Mars" digital series is a mash-up of the two ensembles, the show is likely to more than deliver. Below is a breakdown of leading actors fans can speculate to see in the "Veronica Mars" spinoff.
"Veronica Mars" cast members include, but are not limited to: Kristen Bell (fingers crossed!), Percy Dags III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Tina Majorino, Julie Gonzalo and Chris Lowell.
"Party Down" cast members include, but are not limited to: Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Megan Mullally, Jane Lynch and Jennifer Coolidge.
As far as the "Veronica Mars" spinoff release date goes, the exact timing is still TBD. The original plan was to release the digital series around the March 14 premiere, but that's highly unlikely. Rob Thomas reveals that the Ryan Hansen-centric digital series is definitely a go, though, and will likely gear up for production following the "Veronica Mars" movie release.
"We probably won't even be able to start working on the web series until after the movie comes out, so I can't begin to guess when this whole thing will get released. I just know that we'll get the chance to make it, you'll get the chance to see it, and that we're all excited to have an excuse to keep working together," Thomas said.
Marshmallows, you have a lot to look forward to. Watch the "Veronica Mars" movie trailer below in the meantime while you wait for your favorite Neptune faces to hit the big (and now, small) screens.
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