According to SF Gate, J.K. Simmons has joined the “Veronica Mars” revival. Simmons is working for Ryan Hansen’s on-screen dad, Richard Casablancas. Simmons has been cast in the eight-episode limited series as Clyde Prickett, an ex-con who served 10 years for racketeering. Prickett was the first guy in Chino to offer protection to Neptune’s richest real estate developer, Big Dick Casablancas.