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Things We Saw Today: J.K. Simmons Is Joining Hulu’s Veronica Mars Revival

Plus Michelle Obama, Batkid and more!

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Oscar-winning character actor J.K. Simmons is set to join Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars. He will star alongside the returning cast which includes Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra and Percy Daggs III. He is also joined by new cast members including Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld) and Izabela Vidovic (iZombie). The new revival will follow the 2014 fan-funded film, which broke Kickstarter records by raising $5 million in record time.

The revival follows Veronica as she investigates a string of spring breaker murders in her hometown of Neptune, which are damaging the town’s fragile tourist economy. Simmons will play Clyde Prickett, a former prison buddy and current fixer for Big Dick Casablancas (David Starzyk). The series is set to premiere in 2019. As a die-hard Veronica Mars fan, I’m excited to see how the series will change on the streaming platform. Will Veronica be dropping f-bombs? We’ll have to wait and see.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.