Veronica Mars: J.K. Simmons Lands Recurring Role!

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The Veronica Mars cast is expanding by the day. 

According to Deadline, the latest addition is J.K. Simmons (Counterpart), who has been added to the cast as Clyde Prickett, an ex-convict who found himself in the slammer for racketeering. 

However, he was the first man to give protection to Big Dick Casablancas on his first day in prison. The working relationship from prison carried on when they were both back on the streets of Neptune. 

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With that, Clyde now works as Big Dick's fixer, and the two of them bring their own skills to the powerful duo that's sure to ruffle a lot of feathers in town. 

Kristen Bell (Veronica), Enrico Colantoni (Keith) Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Weevil), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Max Greenfield (Leo D'Amato), and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) are all slated to return for the revival. 

Related: Veronica Mars: Max Greenfield Returns!

Simmons joins a bunch of new additions to the franchise that includes Patton Oswalt, Dawnn Lewis, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

"Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry," reads the official logline for the limited series. 

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"After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach."

Hulu placed a series order in September for eight new episodes of the series which originally aired from 2004-07 before spawning a movie adaptation in 2014. 

Ever since the movie, there were conflicting reports about whether the show would return in some, but there were no projects announced until earlier this year. 

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What are your thoughts on this latest addition to the cast?

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Veronica Mars debuts on Hulu in 2019. 

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Veronica Mars Quotes

Girl, you should hear what people say about you.

Wallace

This is my school. If you go here, your parents are either millionaires or your parents work for millionaires. Neptune, California, a town without a middle class. If you’re in the second group, you get a job; fast food, movie theatres, mini-marts. Or you could be me. My after-school job means tailing philandering spouses or investigating false injury claims.

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