Ahead of the theatrical release of Veronica Mars in March, Warner Bros. Television announced today that they've hashed out an exclusive deal with Amazon to be the streaming home of the TV series that inspired the film.
Beginning today, Prime customers can enjoy all three seasons of the popular Warner Bros. Television series starring Kristen Bell, and get caught up just in time for the March 14 debut of the Veronica Mars movie.
“The Veronica Mars series has been popular on DVD and Amazon Instant Video for years, so we know how much Amazon customers love this iconic television show,” said Brad Beale, Director of Digital Video Content Acquisition at Amazon. “We are excited to become the exclusive subscription streaming home for Veronica Mars and to be able to offer the entire TV series to Prime members to enjoy at no additional charge. With the movie coming on March 14, both die-hard fans and new viewers can easily catch-up on this great show.”
“We are thrilled to have Prime Instant Video as a digital distribution outlet for the Veronica Mars TV series,” said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Digital distribution platforms such as Amazon’s and licensing deals such as this allow the consumer great opportunities whether they’re die-hard fans who just can’t get enough or a new consumer turned fan who has discovered a fabulous show with dozens of new episodes.”
The Veronica Mars movie is coming to select theaters nationwide on March 14th and was made possible by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign driven by fans of the television show.
Launched by Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell, the Kickstarter campaign reached the project goal of $2 million in just 10 hours. At the end of the 31-day campaign, fans pre-ordered DVDs and purchased other premiums to the tune of $5.7 million, making Veronica Mars the number one funded project in the film category and the third-highest funded project in Kickstarter history. It is the most widely supported Kickstarter campaign ever with more than 91,000 backers. Amazon Payments handles all the payment processing for funds raised on all Kickstarter projects in the United States.