Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars has just casted two new characters. According to Deadline, Clifton Collins Jr. (Westworld) and Izabela Vidovic (Wonder) are set to star in the revival season of the mystery series.
Collins will portray Alonzo, a mid-level hitman for a Mexican cartel. Because of his facility with English, he’s chosen by his boss to travel to Neptune to take out whoever killed his wife’s nephew. The more time Alonzo spends in the U.S. the more doubts creep in about his chosen career field, particularly when he falls hard for a local girl.
Vidovic is set to play Matty Ross. When teenaged Matty Ross loses the most important person in the world to her in an act of violence, she isn’t content to wait for justice. She goes after it herself in acts so brazen, they remind Veronica of the girl she used to be.
The pair join returning Veronica Mars stars Kristen Bell (Veronica), Jason Dohring (Logan), Francis Capra (Weevil), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas), Enrico Colanti (Keith Mars), Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablanca) and Max Greenfield (Leo). The revival also recently cast Kirby Howell-Baptise (Killing Eve), Dawnn Lewis (A Different World) and Patton Oswalt (Happy!) as new characters.
In the revival, 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 (Bell) 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 new season of Veronica Mars is expected to arrive on Hulu in 2019.