06/18/2013 05:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Max Greenfield Joins 'Veronica Mars' Movie: Actor Confirms He Will Return As Deputy Leo D'Amato (VIDEO)


Deputy Leo will be back! Max Greenfield has confirmed he will appear in the "Veronica Mars" movie, which started filming this week.

Greenfield, who currently stars as TV's most lovable d-bag Schmidt on Fox's "New Girl," did a Google Hangout interview with Gold Derby and a fan asked, "I need more Deputy Leo in my life. Will you return for the 'Veronica Mars' movie?" (Below at the 13:21 minute mark.)

"You know it!" Greenfield replied. "I will be there -- so will Deputy Leo. I'm really excited about it. You know, it's one of those few occasions -- I think I'm going down for a day -- where you're working on something where everybody's just so excited to be there, everybody is gonna be going full force on this project. It's gonna be like a fun reunion. You really wanna go in there and do some really solid work because, you know, obviously, people put up their own money to see this. I think everybody who's playing a part in this thing has a responsibility, which is fun and exciting."

Greenfield first appeared as the sheriff's new Deputy Leo D'Amato in Season 1 of "Veronica Mars," which aired for two seasons on UPN before its final third season aired on The CW. Eventually, Leo became a romantic interest for Veronica and quite an immoral member of the force. "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas previously said he imagines Deputy Leo is now "a detective for the San Diego Police Department."

Greenfield joins a slew of returning "Veronica Mars" stars: Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Krysten Ritter (Gia Goodman), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Chris Lowell (Stosh "Piz" Piznarski), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Eli "Weevil" Navarro), Christine Lakin (Susan Knight), Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair), Tina Majorino (Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie), Brandon Hillock (Deputy Sacks), Jonathan Chesner (Corny), Kevin Sheridan (Sean Friedrich) and Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars) will all be back for the "Veronica Mars" movie.

Bell, Colantoni and Greenfield reunited earlier this year at a hockey game. Check out the photo below!

Who are you most excited to see in the "Veronica Mars" movie? Who else do you hope to see return? Sound off in the comments!

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