Hulu's 'Veronica Mars' Revival Casts Kirby Howell-Baptiste for 'Good Place' Reunion With Kristen Bell
"Veronica Mars" is "The Good Place."
Hulu's revival of the UPN/CW drama has cast "Good Place" alum Kirby Howell-Baptiste in a recurring role, reuniting her with star Kristen Bell. The actress also appeared in HBO's "Barry" and BBC America's "Killing Eve."
In the revival, a rash of spring break murders in Neptune has decimated tourism in the seaside town. Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find the killer. Soon, Veronica (Bell) is drawn into a battle between Neptune's wealthy elite, who disapprove of the spring break bacchanalia, against the working class that depends on the cash influx.
Howell-Baptiste will play Nicole, the owner of a Neptune nightclub favored by spring breakers that Veronica believes is the killer's hunting ground.
Original series creator Rob Thomas is writing the first episode. Most of the show's stars are returning, including Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, and Francis Capra.