Creator Rob Thomas said he told Majorino that the series regular characters would take a backseat to the over-arching mystery of Season 4. That prompted Majorino to turn down his offer to reprise her role as Mac. “I have a very deep love for the character of Mac and my goal from the beginning has always been to give her and her trajectory the respect she deserves,” Majorino said in a statement to TVLine. “Mr. Thomas told me up front that his vision for Veronica Mars was going in a different direction and that Mac was not an integral part of this new path. I respect that greatly. When Mr. Thomas first wrote this part for me, I was an 18-year-old young lady who got to grow up playing a character I adored. She got to grow with me as did those who were watching. When he came to me with the offer for this new revival, I was excited at the prospect, just as excited as I was when the film was given the go-ahead by our wonderful fans. But the schedule reflected to me the diminished value of Mac in this new world of Veronica Mars. There was no room for my beloved hacker queen and, as conversations continued, that only became more clear. So, I made the decision not to participate."