Hulu has dropped the full trailer for the Veronica Mars revival series and all your darlings are back. The cult show finally returns after three seasons on CW – which came to an end in 2007 after the network rudely cancelled it – and a whole Kickstarter-funded movie.

In this new eight-episode season, Neptune comes under attack after a series of deadly bombings hit the seaside town, threatening its lifeblood tourist industry. Hired by a victim’s family to find the killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is swept into a mystery that pits the town’s wealthy elites against the working class.

In the trailer, we cop a quality look at Logan (Jason Dohring) who says he’s back on “extended leave.” We’re also properly introduced to dodgy newcomer Clyde Prickett. The bloke, played by J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), is a friend and associate of Richard “Big Dick” Casablancas – the father of Dick and Cassidy Casablancas. And how do they know each other? Jail, they were in jail together.

Clyde now spends his post-prison life working as Big Dick’s “fixer.” He’s also got a whole network of ex-cons at his disposal.

Simmons joins newcomers Mary McDonnell and Patton Oswalt and familiar faces Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Max Greenfield, Ryan Hansen, and Ken Marino.

Veronica Mars premieres on US tellies July 26. We’ll keep you updated on an Australian release date. Otherwise, well, you know. 

In related news, apparently Kristen Bell just doesn’t age.

Image: Hulu / Veronica Mars