Veronica Mars has officially become the trendiest production that every industry wants a piece of: The Hollywood Reporter reported today that creator Rob Thomas and Alloy Entertainment (responsible for such YA series as Gossip Girl and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) have signed on with Vintage Books to produce two Veronica Mars novels.
It's one thing to see your favorite cancelled TV show revived for a revolutionary (read: Kickstarted) movie event. It's entirely another to watch it gradually take over every arena of American media that exists.
The first book is slated to function as a continuation of the film's storyline, and potentially even a bridge between the movie and it's SEQUEL — in other words, my fellow marshmallows and I just went from never seeing Veronica again, to seeing her everywhere, for the rest of our lives.
Anyone who's ever read a novelization of a beloved TV show might be a little concerned about how V. Mars dialogue will translate to page (I spent a few sad months reading Gilmore Girls novels and never really got over it). But as it turns out, the Veronica we fell in love with was a literary heroine all along:
"I started my career as a novelist. Veronica Mars was first imagined as a novel. I'm thrilled that I'm going to get the opportunity to continue telling Veronica Mars stories in a form I've loved and missed," Rob Thomas told HR.
No, Rob — we're thrilled.