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Veronica Mars: JK Simmons Boards Revival in Recurring Role

Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons has signed on to Hulu's eight-episode Veronica Mars revival. He will appear in a recurring role in the show's revival.

Simmons will play Clyde Prickett, according to TVLine, a character who was recently released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for racketeering. Prickett was the first person to offer protection to Richard Casablancas (David Starzyk), wealthy Neptune real estate developer and father to Logan's pal, Dick, on his first day in the system. Now that both men are out of the slammer, Prickett is Casablancas' fixer. He's also the savvier and more dangerous of the pair, complete with a set of ex-cons he uses to do his dirty work.

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Simmons won an Academy Award for his work in the film Whiplash. He has also appeared in the DCEU films as Commissioner Gordon and currently appears in the Starz sci-fi series Couterpart.

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The Veronica Mars revival will be set five years after the events of the 2014 feature film, which was partially funded by a fan-supported Kickstarter campaign. According to creator Rob Thomas, the season will return the series to its "hardcore SoCal noir" roots. Series star Kristen Bell has also warned fans that the show will be darker than it was when it was broadcast on network TV in the early 2000s. The limited series is said to focus on Veronica's investigation of a serial killer targeting spring breakers.

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Thomas posted a photo of the first table read for the revival on Wednesday, which pictured many of the returning cast members, including Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Percy Daggs III. While other fan-favorite stars like Francis Capra and Ryan Hanson were not shown, it is reported that they will appear on the show.

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