Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Joins Writing Staff of 'Veronica Mars' TV Show Reboot

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2018

Former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrives at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's resume is already head-turning. He's a Hall of Famer, six-time champion, six-time MVP and the NBA's all-time leading scorer. But it is about to include another notable line: writer for Veronica Mars.

Show creator Rob Thomas on Monday revealed the writing staff for the television show reboot starring Kristen Bell, and it included Abdul-Jabbar:

Rob Thomas @RobThomas

The #VeronicaMars writing staff! @DavidWalpert, @RickFoxTheActor, @rugz19, @kaj33 & Raymond Obstfeld. And yes, if you’re brilliant and give yourself a #PartyDown Twitter handle, I'll hire you. Or, you could be the NBA’s all time leading scorer, but you must still be brilliant. https://t.co/4Qk2uqcKey

According to the Mercury News' Cicero Estrella, Veronica Mars will be eight episodes and air on Hulu.

The report noted Abdul-Jabbarβ€”who famously acted in the movie Airplane!β€”has a number of writing credits to his name already, including columns for Time magazine and a comic book series about fictional character Mycroft Holmes.