‘Veronica Mars’ Raises $2M in Six Hours

Actress Kristen Bell on set of "Veronica Mars" in Aug. 2006. (Denis Poroy/AP)

It may be a glorified form of panhandling, but facts are facts: Kickstarter works. Proving the success of the crowdfunding website this week, super-fans of the CW’s teen noir drama Veronica Mars shelled out $2 million in pledges to get their beloved show to the silver screen. Fan girls and boys were crushed in 2007 when the show—led by Kristen Bell—was canceled. After years of rumors that a Veronica Mars movie was in the making, the dream started to look like a reality Wednesday, when the show’s head Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $2 million needed to make the movie. Breaking Kickstarter records, Turner reached his goal in a meager six hours. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Kristen Bell gushed about her excitement. “I knew Veronica Mars fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power.”