J.K. Simmons Joins ‘Veronica Mars’ As the Hulu Revival Wraps Its First Table Read

/Film | 11/15/2018 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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The Veronica Mars revival is starting to find its tempo. Hulu’s eight-episode revival of the cult mystery drama series has added a formidable new antagonist to its cast, just as the team wraps up their very first table read. J.K. Simmons is the newest actor to join the Veronica Mars revival cast, taking on the role of an ex-con working for a corrupt real estate businessman who Veronica (Kristen Bell) helps expose in season 2.

The Wrap reports that the Veronica Mars revival has tapped Simmons as the latest potential baddie to enter Neptune’s orbit. According to the outlet, Simmons has been cast as Clyde Prickett, “an ex-con who served 10 years for racketeering, and was smart enough to be the first guy in Chino to offer protection to Neptune’s richest real estate developer, Big Dick Casablancas (father to Hansen’s young Dick Casablancas), on Big Dick’s first day in prison.”

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The elder Richard Casablancas (played in the original series by David Starzyk), turned himself into the police and served a year in jail after Veronica exposed his corrupt business dealings in the second season of the first Veronica Mars series, which ran from 2004-2007 on UPN and the CW. But it seems like that year in jail earned Casablancas some dangerous new connections, as he brings with him Clyde as his “fixer.” Could Clyde be Veronica Mars‘ new Big Bad? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that Veronica had run-ins with...
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