Jul 15 2013 12:30pm

Rob Thomas to Veronica Mars Fans: The Movie is Just the Beginning

Vintage Books Veronica Mars books Rob Thomas

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."

Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
1. Lisamarie
OMG. Two of my loves. Reading and Veronica Mars. Awesome :D
Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
2. Lisamarie
Also, very excited to see VM news on :D I know it's not really genre (althuogh I did actually once see it mentioned in a panel on sci-fi/fantasy TV - maybe because of Lilly possibly being a ghost, although I don't really think that theory holds up) but I would so love a VM rewatch on this site. It would be so fun to have somebody to discuss some of the deeper issues the show goes into (class warfare, rape culture, etc), in addition to it just being awesome.
Chris Gouker
3. gouker
Agree with @Lisamarie. A re-watch would be great leading into the movie.
5. darthlaren
I adore Veronica Mars, I really do, and begged and pleaded with many a person to sit down and watch the show to help it avoid its cancellation. I've read the mystery mapping blogs and rewatched and memed along with the best of them, but I still feel hesitant at the story continuing. (The fourth season pilot promo was less than stellar, but I fully acknolwedge it was a rushed last-ditch effort to keep the show on the air, and hey, at least it had Walton Goggans on the other side of the law. Ha.) Here's hoping that the novels and movie will evoke the same charismatic awesomeness of season one, which does remain in my list of Top Five Best Television Seasons Ever.
Joseph Newton
6. crzydroid
@2,3: I also forward the idea of a Veronica Mars rewatch on this site. One of the staff writers should totally take this.
Lisamarie LiGreci-Newton
7. Lisamarie
Hah, glad to see others feel the same way. Although a first-time watch would also be delicious...I love introducing people to the series just to watch their reactions, haha.

Honestly, if Leigh Butler wasn't already insanely busy, I would LOVE to see her perspective on some of it. (But at the same time, I don't want to do anything that would slow down the Ice and Fire read!!) And I also think a lot of the Season 2 'class warfare' subplot would be really interesting to discuss in light of recent events...

Oh well, guess me and my husband will just have to re watch it together :)

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