Mary McDonnell has lined up her next TV gig. The former Major Crimes star has been set as a guest star on Hulu’s upcoming Veronica Mars revival. Per TVLine, McDonnell will be playing Jane, a warm-hearted therapist. There is no word on who her character is treating or whether it is a one-off guest spot or a recurring role.
Veronica Mars pick up as spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic 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.
The eight episode revival, which Hulu commissioned back in September, hails from original series creator Rob Thomas and is being produced by Spondoolie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni and Ryan Hansen. The executive producers are Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Dan Etheridge and Kristen Bell. Veronica Mars has yet to be acquired by a UK broadcaster.