Vintage/Anchor Books recently announced that it will be publishing a series of novels set after the forthcoming Veronica Mars movie! The plot of the first book in the series will begin where events of the upcoming film ends, and will feature an adult Veronica Mars. Rob Thomas, the show’s creator (and the author of several novels prior to his television career), will develop and co-write the book series.
“I started my career as a novelist. Veronica Mars was first imagined as a novel. I’m thrilled that I’m going to get the opportunity to continue telling Veronica Mars stories in a form I’ve loved and missed,” Thomas said.
With Thomas at the helm, the books will be considered “canon” tales of Veronica, her friends and family, and the sunny/seedy town of Neptune. The first book is slated to be out in the spring of 2014, which is also currently when Warner Bros. is slated to release the film. The books will reportedly pick up on threads left dangling from the film.
“Veronica Mars has always been a one-of-a-kind character, and, as a longtime fan of the series, I’ve always thought there is an immense amount of story left to be told,“ said acquiring editor Andrea Robinson. ”Our goal for the book series is to appeal to fans of the show, but also to appeal to mystery readers and lovers of series featuring strong, intriguing female protagonist."