Amanda Pendolino
July 15, 2013

‘Veronica Mars’ Will Continue as a Book Series

The Veronica Mars movie is in production — but the story won’t end there!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas has just signed a deal with Alloy to develop and co-write two books that pick up where the movie leaves off. (The movie is set at Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion.)

“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.

Vintage Books editor Andrea Robinson also weighed in:

“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. 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 protagonists. Veronica Mars is a contemporary update to the tradition of noir crime fiction that was established by Vintage’s Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, so it’s exciting that we’ll also publish her here.”

I’m cautiously excited about this news. I love the idea that the Veronica Mars will continue, but sometimes future installments don’t live up to the original (see: Sex and the City). But maybe one reason to be excited is that Rob Thomas once envisioned a fourth season of the show that sent Veronica to the FBI:

Maybe the books will dig into something like that. Will you be reading?