For more than 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows. Kicking things off this year was the cast and creator of Veronica Mars , who not only enjoyed a passionate fan following while the series was on the air, but were since able to turn that fan support into a feature film, to help give both the fans and those behind the show the closure that they didn’t have when it originally went off the air in 2007. Collider was there to catch up with the cast and show creator Rob Thomas, and we’ve compiled highlights from both the red carpet and panel.
During the evening, the film’s writer/director Rob Thomas talked about other possible ideas he’d considered for the plot of the movie, where he might have gone with a possible fourth season of the series that would have focused on Veronica Mars as a young FBI agent, that they never intended for Veronica to end up with Logan until the saw the chemistry between the actors, how they almost lost Harry Hamlin to a movie, which would have ruined the big murder mystery storyline of Season 1, and how he’d love to do an R-rated version of Veronica Mars. The cast talked about what it was like to read the movie script for the first time, what made this project different for them, how Veronica’s wit is her best weapon, what people see in the Veronica and Logan relationship, re-shoots on the movie, getting to hear directly from the fans, and that they would love to continue playing these characters, in some format. Check out what they had to say after the jump.