Hulu won’t let Kristen Bell drop the f-bomb in ‘Veronica Mars’ revival


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PHOENIX – There is one word you definitely will not hear in the highly-anticipated reboot of Veronica Mars, and it starts with an F.

With the series moving platforms from The CW to streaming service Hulu, it is likely there will be changes in the way the show is filmed and scripted. However, Hulu does plan to keep some things the same. Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series, spoke out about why some language will not be allowed in season four of the show.

“I actually understand Hulu’s decision. They bought [streaming rights] to all three seasons of Veronica Mars. And because those three seasons are built to appeal to younger people, they want them to be able to watch the first three seasons [seamlessly] with Season four. That was their thinking on it,” Thomas said in a statement to TVLine.

However, Kristen Bell revealed to TVLine there will be scenes between her character (Veronica Mars) and Mars’ father Keith where the f-bomb is clearly avoided in a humorous way in the eight-episode revival.

It does make some sense. Veronica Mars first aired in 2004 with a targeted younger audience. The series even went on to be nominated for many Teen Choice Awards. Though keeping the transition from season three to season four seems to be a logical goal, in theory, it is hard to see how this would be executed.

Season four of Veronica Mars brings back familiar characters a decade later in life and is predicted to bring adult-rated content into the script. The plot is centered around one crime- bombings. With this comes a series of violence and drama not necessarily built for a young audience. The idea of following a private investigator has always lead to darker plots with season one touching on subjects such as rape and murder. This only seems to be amplified in the continuation of the series.

Veronica Mars will return on July 26 with all eight episodes available for Hulu subscribers. Check out the trailer for the series below.

Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the family 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.

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