As Veronica Mars returns to our screens, creator and director Rob Thomas has been speaking about how the movie was funded and whether or not he'll be able to please all of the fans.
Veronica Mars is back! The much-loved college student turn amateur sleuth has been resurrected thanks to the loyal fans who were bereft when the series was axed after three series. And, from tonight, you will be able to see the Veronica Mars movie in cinemas around the UK thanks to the most sucessful Kickstarter campaign ever.
While the show finished 10 years ago, the fans (or "Marshmallows" as they're known) were clearly overjoyed at the prospect of seeing Kristen Bell reprise her role. When series creator Rob Thomas created the Kickstarter campaign as a last ditch attempt to bring Veronica back to our screen he was overwhelmed, as devotees from all over the world pledged generously to the fund . In fact, the project reached $1m (£600,000) in five hours after it launched on the crowd-funding website.
In an interview with the Guardian, Thomas said: "I was totally naive about what the Kickstarter campaign would do to my life. I thought for a couple of days I would be busy and then I could get down to the business of writing the script. But it became a full-time job."
As a result, there was an immense amount of pressure on Thomas to ensure he delivered what the fans wanted, and conceded that "there are choices that have to be made that I know will disappoint some fans. It will be impossible to please all 91,000 backers."
However, fans of the series will be pleased to know that so far it has been received favourably in screenings. Watch the trailer for the film below.
Veronica Mars is out tonight
Will you be watching?