HBO Max is adding a very exciting assignment to its list of adult animated TV shows: Velma, on Scooby Doo Prequel series about Velma Dinkley. Velma is one of three new animated shows for adults ordered by the streamer. In addition to this Scooby-Doo prequel series aimed at adult fans, HBO Max has also placed a two-season assignment on the one Clone high Reboot and a new series called Fired on Mars.
Velma comes from the executive producer Mindy Kaling and, as the title suggests, it will focus on the orange turtleneck Velma Dinkley. According to HBO Max, Velma will “[tell] The genesis of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underrated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang, “which is” an original and humorous twist that exposes the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most popular mystery solvers. ”
In addition to acting as executive producer, Kaling will also express the character of Velma. No additional casting announcements have been made yet. In addition, the production schedule is still unclear, so we can’t say for sure when the expected release date is at this point. However, we do know that the series received a 10-episode order from HBO Max. Two of Kaling’s executive producers on Velma – Charlie Grandy and Howard Small – Go all the way back to Kaling’s days on NBC The office. This office alum trio includes Sam Register (Batman: The Killing Joke), who also acts as executive producer.
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Like the rest of the team at Mystery, Inc., the character of Velma Dinkley has been around for over 50 years. For the first time in the Hanna Barbera cartoon series Scooby-Doo, where are you?, Velma and her friends – Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo – have been running around solving puzzles of all kinds and doing fun things like exposing their suspects on the scene for as long as they’ve become icons of pop culture. In the past few years, the Scooby-Doo gang has gotten their own movies, including the 2002 live-action frenzy Scooby-Doo that saw it Linda Cardellini play Velma and the animated film 2020 Scoob!who presented Gina Rodriguez Slip into Velma’s shoes (and oversized specs).
We’ll keep you updated as Velma develops. In the meantime, please check out our recommendations for the best adult animated TV shows to stream right now.
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