As a gage of lingering fan affection, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign was a huge success. Soaring past its initial goal within its first day, screenwriter Rob Thomas' movie project ultimately accumulated $5.7m, meaning that, almost seven years after the TV series abruptly finished in 2007, viewers could finally look forward to a proper conclusion.
Nine months or so on, and here's the first trailer for the forthcoming Veronica Mars movie, which sees Kristen Bell reprise her role as the former high school detective. There are returning faces, some unexpected cameos, and a new murder to solve in Veronica's hometown, Neptune. And who knows? If the movie's a success, maybe this won't be the last we've seen of Bell's sleuth on the big screen after all.
Veronica Mars is out on the 14th March in the US. If a UK movie theater date becomes available, we'll be sure to pass it along.