Some new and exciting news about the web series Play it again, Dick staring Ryan Hansen, up until recently all that was really known was what creator Rob Thomas had said of the new project: “The web series will have more in common with Party Down tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen, or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current Veronica Mars heat to get his own series on the air. He’ll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success.” – that already had me over the moon – but now that the 8 episode web series has been shot, some details have been announced and they are SPECTACULAR!
The series, written by Thomas himself, is centered around a fictional Veronica Mars spin off, that Ryan Hansen has ‘written’ for himself in an attempt to cash in on the current onslaught of Marshmallow Love! and now, drum-roll please: THE CAST IS COMING BACK! Most are playing fictionalized versions of themselves unhappily agreeing to come back & play their Neptune counterparts.
Here are some of the highlights:
Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars & Kristen Bell
Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls & Jason Dohring
Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars and Enrico Colantoni
Percy Daggs III as Wallace Fennel and Percy Daggs III
Daran Norris as Cliff McCormack and Daran Norris
Francis Capra as Eli “Weevil” Navarro and Francis Capra
Kyle Gallner as Cassidy “Beaver” Casablancas and Kyle Gallner
Christopher B. Duncan as Clarence Wiedman and Christopher B. Duncan
Ryan Devlin as Duncan Kane and Ryan Devlin
Chris Lowell as Chris Lowell
Ken Marino as Ken Marino
Amanda Noret as Madison Sinclair
Lisa Thornhill as Celeste Kane
Now, you’ll notice there are two amazing things going on here (I mean, more than two, but two I need to focus on): Fake Ryan Hansen is bringing back Dick’s dead brother, Beaver, which is….outstanding. The other amazing thing? Ryan Devlin (aka Mercer the rapist in season3) is now playing Duncan Kane….let that sink in. I can only imagine this alternate Veronica Mars universe that includes Beaver back from the dead & Duncan Kane back from Australia – Also, Chris Lowell is back, but playing himself, poor Piz has had enough, let’s leave him be, shall we?
One last thing, noticeably missing from that list is Tina Majorino’s ‘Mac’, I really hope that this isn’t a complete list of all involved, because if Beaver is back from the dead, I’d like to see Mac kick his ass.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a web series. Over the moon excited!
Play It Again, Dick premiers the week of September 15th on CW Seed.