Cult TV show Veronica Mars is returning as a new online spin-off series.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz announced that a digital spinoff series is in the works for the network's online-only platform, CW Seed.

Speaking during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, Pedowitz said: "The Veronica Mars movie got it going. (Creator) Rob Thomas is very excited about doing this at Cw Seed, but... It may not appear before the film comes out."

He also added that the spin-off will likely consist of six to eight 10-minute segment.

Thomas later took to to reveal the spin-off Veronica Mars regular Ryan Hansen will play a version of himself.

Veronica Mars had a revival last year when Thomas, along with star Kristen Bell, launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring the show to the big screen.

The Veronica Mars film hits cinemas in March (14).