EXCLUSIVE: American Vandal alum Tyler Alvarez is set for a recurring role opposite Kristen Bell in Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars, from original series creator Rob Thomas. The eight-episode limited series is scheduled to premiere in 2019.

The reboot returns star Bell, Enrico Colantoni and Jason Dohring to the series that ran for three seasons on UPN and the CW from 2004-2007. In the revival, spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica (Bell) is drawn into an epic mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.

Alvarez will play Juan-Diego De La Cruz, a member of the Pacific Coast Highway biker gang that often find themselves in trouble with Veronica Mars (Bell).

Thomas executive produces with Bell, Diane Ruggiero-Wright and Dan Etheridge. Spondoolie Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. TV.

Alvarez is best known for his portrayal of Peter Maldonado in Netflix’s mockumentary series American Vandal. He is repped by Buchwald and Shirley Grant Management.