With all eyes on the Veronica Mars movie, The CW pulled off a shocker at today’s Television Critics Association winter press tour by announcing creator Rob Thomas would be spearheading a new series for CW Seed, the network’s home for online digital content.
No concrete details were available as the deal had just been locked, but The CW’s president, Mark Pedowitz, did say that Thomas brought the idea to them and “talked about potential [actors] being involved, but he didn’t commit anybody.”
Right now, The CW is eyeing six to eight 10-minute episodes and Pedowitz believes that the digital series would hit screens after the feature film debuts, but even with little to no details, it’s just nice to know there’s more life left in Mars!
Update: Rob Thomas has revealed to HitFix his plan for the spin-off: “The web series will have more in common with Party Down tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen, or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current Veronica Mars heat to get his own series on the air. He’ll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success.”