It's not the movie news you've been waiting for, but "Veronica Mars" fans will love this: reruns of the UPN/CW series are heading to SOAPnet.
"Veronica Mars" makes its SOAPnet debut on Sat., April 7 from 1-4 p.m. ET. The series will also air Sundays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET.
The cult-hit starring Kristen Bell as the titular character, a teen private eye, aired for three seasons -- two on UPN and one on The CW -- between 2004 and 2007. Enrico Colantoni co-starred as Keith Mars, Veronica's father. The show peaked at about 3.5 million viewers in its heyday and though its audience was small, it was certainly loyal. When chances of renewal for a Season 2 looked grim, fans organized a campaign. After UPN merged with The WB to become The CW, fans paid for a plane to fly over the new network's headquarters with a special "Veronica Mars" banner attached.
Since the show ended in 2007, those insatiable fans have been clamoring for a film. While the studio might not be interested, the key parties are. In December, Bell told The Huffington Post she's game for a "Veronica Mars" movie.
"I don't know if it will ever come to be, but it's not off the table for me," Bell said. "I would make time for it in a heartbeat and that's a decent part of it done, when you've cast Veronica Mars. I know [creator] Rob Thomas has it in his heart to make it; this is his baby. It's not off the table for any of us. We're just still trying to champion the powers that be to believe us. The reality is, we need a few million dollars to do it and that's a lot of money. It's difficult to convince a studio to take that risk when you're proposing to them to make a movie of a television show that's been off the air for four years."
Series creator Rob Thomas tweeted a movie isn't entirely off the table yet.