The career trajectory of Kareem Abdul Jabbar has been one to marvel at, from basketball legend to established writer with insightful bylines in numerous publications to author.
Now, the renaissance man is turning his eye toward a different arena: the writer’s room. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced the team of writers he has assembled for the show’s revival and Abdul-Jabbar is among them. The show is returning, this time on Hulu for a limited return run.
For those unfamiliar, Veronica Mars starred actress Kristen Bell as the titular protagonist, a high school student who moonlighted as a private investigator by night. The show also was one of the early breakthrough appearances for actress Tessa Thompson, who was a series regular for the show’s second season.
Like we said, Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s insight into the world of film and television is not one to be overlooked. The former basketball star lent his pen game to The Hollywood Reporter, where he penned an essay on the racial politics in Damien Chazelle’s musical film La La Land. Having an intellectual mind like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the writers room might just be the added kick that the Veronica Mars revival needs to avoid the trappings and cliches that have been on other television reboots.