veronica mars movie kickstarter kristen bell last record broken upn 'Veronica Mars': Rob Thomas signs book deal to continue the storyThe “Veronica Mars” movie is still in production, but planning for sequels — of a sort, anyway — is already underway.

Series creator Rob Thomas has signed with Alloy Entertainment, publisher of the “Gossip Girl” and “Vampire Diaries” novels, to write a pair of books that follows the adult Veronica. The books, published by Vintage, will pick up her life after the events of the movie, which centers on Veronica’s (Kristen Bell) 10-year high school reunion.

(Alloy, incidentally, is a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, which owns “Veronica Mars.”)

“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,” Thomas tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Thomas will develop and co-write the book series, THR says, although his co-author has yet to be named. The “Veronica Mars” movie is scheduled for release next spring, and the first book is likely to hit shelves soon afterward.

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