Great news, Marshmallows! Kristen Bell, and a majority of the ‘Veronica Mars’ cast will reunite for ‘Play It Again, Dick,’ a web series revolving around Ryan Hansen’s fan-favorite character, Dick Casablancas. Read on for all the details!
First a movie, and now a web series! Fans of Veronica Mars are certainly having quite the year. Play It Again, Dick, a web series revolving around Ryan Hansen’s fan-favorite character, Dick Casablancas, will premiere the week of Sept. 15 on CW Seed. And even better — a majority of the Veronica Mars cast is reuniting for the eight-episode series.
‘Veronica Mars’ Web Series — Cast Reuniting For ‘Play It Again, Dick’
When Play It Again, Dick was first announced, creator Rob Thomas described the project as such: “The web series will have more in common with Party Down tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen, or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current Veronica Mars heat to get his own series on the air. He’ll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success.”
After that, Rob remained silent on the series for the next seven months. But now, the eight-episode series has wrapped filming, and BuzzFeed has revealed a list of actors who will join Ryan in the web series!
First, we must note — the web series revolves around a fictional Veronica Mars spin-off that Ryan has “written” as a star vehicle for himself titled Play It Again, Dick.
Thus, Kristen Bell, like other Veronica Mars cast members, will not only reprise her onscreen character, but she’ll also play a slightly skewed version of herself.
So who else is coming along for the ride? Here’s the list:
1. Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls and Jason Dohring
2. Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars and Enrico Colantoni
3. Percy Daggs III as Wallace Fennel and Percy Daggs III
4. Daran Norris as Cliff McCormack and Daran Norris
5. Francis Capra as Eli “Weevil” Navarro and Francis Capra
6. Kyle Gallner as Cassidy “Beaver” Casablancas and Kyle Gallner
7. Christopher B. Duncan as Clarence Wiedman and Christopher B. Duncan
8. Ryan Devlin as Duncan Kane and Ryan Devlin (Ryan, who played rapist Mercer Hayes in the third season, will replace Teddy Dunn as Veronica’s former paramour Duncan Kane.)
Then, there are some cast members who will either only be appearing as themselves or as their characters in the “show-within-a-show.”
9. Chris Lowell as Chris Lowell
10. Ken Marino as Ken Marino
11. Amanda Noret as Madison Sinclair
12. Lisa Thornhill as Celeste Kane
There will also be two newcomers: Robert Buckley and Rose McIver.
The former One Tree Hill star reportedly plays flamboyant choreographer Gaston, who ends up replacing Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls in the web series, while Rose plays both “Skank With Attitude” and “Horny Mourner.”
The series will also feature Wesley Chan, Philip Wang, and Chris Dinh, as well as Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, and Thom Sherman, The CW’s head of development, BuzzFeed reports.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Does a web series satisfy your Veronica Mars cravings?
— Chris Rogers