Percy Daggs III will reprise his role as Wallace Fennel, BFF to Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) in the “Veronica Mars” movie.
The TV series executive producer and creator Rob Thomas — who will also direct the film — made the announcement Friday (June 7) to the movie’s Kickstarter backers.
Once the news broke, Daggs was inundated with love from fans on Twitter. In response Daggs tweeted, “VM fans give the best support, I feel like I’m laying on a bed of marshmallows right now. It’s going to be a blast to do this all again!”
Production on the highly anticipated followup to the series, which ran from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and later The CW, is scheduled to begin later this month.
Rumored cast members include Leighton Meester, Krysten Ritter and Bell’s husband, Dax Shepard.
Thomas created the Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $2 million to make the film. The campaign raised $5.7 million in one month and broke the crowd-funding website’s record for the most backers of any campaign in its history.