Actor Jerry O’Connell has joined the cast of the Veronica Mars movie as Sheriff Lamb.

No, it’s not the original Sheriff Don Lamb, but his brother Dan Lamb, who also happens to be a Sheriff. Don Lamb was killed during the final third season of the TV show and it doesn’t look like he will be making a surprise return.

O’Connell joins a host of new faces including Martin Starr, Justin Long, Andrea Estella and Gaby Hoffmann.

The Veronica Mars film is set years after viewers last saw the character in 2007 as series creator Rob Thomas explains: “In the nine years that have taken place in her life since then, she has not worked a case.

"In fact, she transferred from Hearst College to Stanford and then from Stanford to Columbia Law School and, as we see her again, she's starting to interview for jobs at big law firms in New York.

"She just got out of Columbia. We learn that not only has she not worked a case since then, she's not seen Logan since then. She's certainly kept up with Wallace [Percy Daggs III] and Mac [Tina Majorino] and she sees her dad [Keith played by Enrico Colantoni] as much as she can, but for the most part, she's put Neptune in the rear view mirror.

“There's something around page 10 of the movie that's going to bring her back to Neptune. It's like a 'Godfather 3' story: No matter how much she thinks she's out, she's going to get pulled back in.

Watch O'Connell filmed on the set of Veronica Mars.