veronica mars dick casablancas ryan hansen spinoff the cw 'Veronica Mars' spinoff details: Ryan Hansen's 'Party Down' cohorts and moreA few weeks ago, CW president Mark Pedowitz announced a “Veronica Mars” digital spinoff in collaboration with “V-Mars” creator Rob Thomas. It was later revealed to be Ryan Hansen-centric, with Hansen playing a version of himself who is trying to start a Dick Casablancas spinoff of “Veronica Mars.”

Still following along? Good. Saturday (Feb. 1) Thomas released a few more details, including that a deal has officially been reached to produce the spinoff. Additional details from Thomas include:

  • The basic idea is that Ryan Hansen will play a version of himself, as he tries to put together a Dick Casablancas-centric television spinoff, calling on his pals from “Veronica Mars,” “Party Down” and beyond to help him get the show off the ground. For the most part, I would expect that these friends will also be playing versions of themselves.
  • We’re not talking about a full-length series here. We still need to figure out the specifics, but we’re probably looking at eight or so webisodes, lasting 5-10 minutes each.
  • I’m going to beg Rob Thomas to play me in the spin-off. The other Rob Thomas. The slimmer, better-looking, more talented one. (But does he know how to use a semi-colon? Because I do.)
  • We probably won’t even be able to start working on the web series until after the movie comes out, so I can’t begin to guess when this whole thing will get released. I just know that we’ll get the chance to make it, you’ll get the chance to see it, and that we’re all excited to have an excuse to keep working together.

There you have it, Marshmallows. Sounds like a lot of fun, especially since it’s not just “V-Mars” actors but hopefully “Party Down” actors too.

The “Veronica Mars” movie opens nationwide on March 14.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."