Ever since The Good Place season ended, we’ve all been missing our weekly dose of Kristen Bell. Luckily, Hulu has answered our prayers and dropped the first teaser for Bell’s new season of Veronica Mars, featuring our favorite private investigator back on the case.
Along with this gift of a teaser, Hulu dropped a synopsis for the reboot. As a disgruntled Mars reveals in the video, it’s spring break in Neptune — which means there’s no shortage of troublemakers at the P.I.’s door. Here’s the full plot for season 4: “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.”
What else do we know about the season? First, Bell’s being joined by a few new and notable cast members this season, including J.K. Simmons, Patton Oswalt, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. And Bell is as enthusiastic as ever to take on this role, telling Entertainment Weekly how happy she is to be part of “a show that has such history,” especially one “so many people already know and love.” Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we know when that the full season is dropping on Hulu July 26 — so we have a few months to prepare for an epic eight-episode binge.