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This article is about the TV series. For the character herself, see Velma Dinkley.
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Created by: Mindy Kaling
Network: HBO Max
Production company: Warner Bros. Animation
Distributor: Warner Bros. Television

Starring: Mindy Kaling
Executive producer(s): Mindy Kaling
Charlie Grandy
Howard Klein
Sam Register

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Velma is an upcoming American adult animated mystery television series produced by Warner Bros. Animation for HBO Max. It is the fourteenth Scooby-Doo series after Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Velma attends high school while a serial killer targets all the popular kids in the city of Crystal Cove.



The "Velma" name was trademarked and the series was announced on February 10, 2021 with a 10 episode order from HBO Max, with Warner Bros. Animation producing.[1][2] The same day on Instagram, Mindy Kaling one of its executive producers who will also star as its lead, shed some light on the above-mentioned plot, while also making a point of mentioning Velma's budding sexuality.[3]

On June 8, 2021, Tom Ascheim, President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, claimed the series was in a "different world," that Velma would be of East Asian descent, and would include Shaggy, Fred, and Daphne, but not Scooby, or the Mystery Machine.[4]

Production officially began on June 1, 2021.

On May 18, 2022, Kaling presented the first look of the series at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront.[5]

Two months later on July 11, the trademark of "Velma" was abandoned for unclear reasons.[1]

Despite this, the series is still in production, with the first episode set to premiere at New York Comic Con on October 3.[6]

Twitter and Instagram social accounts were launched on September 3.[7][8]


On the same day the series was announced to be in development, Mindy Kaling was confirmed to be the voice of Velma.[2]

In December 2021, Frank Welker revealed he will play a character.[9]



Title Number Air date
Pilot 1x01 TBA





  1. ^ a b "Velma Trademark Information". Trademarkia. Retrieved August 10, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (February 10, 2021). "Velma Dinkley Series Starring Mindy Kaling, ‘Clone High’ Reboot Among HBO Max Adult Animation Orders". Variety. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Kaling, Mindy (February 10, 2021). "I’m so excited to be voicing this iconic character! Velma will struggle to navigate the pitfalls of high school, her budding sexuality, and a serial killer intent on murdering every popular kid in town. Sounds epic, @charliegrandy! Can’t wait!". Instagram. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  4. ^ TV Kids Summer Festival 2021 (June 8, 2021). "Keynote: WarnerMedia’s Tom Ascheim" (22:03-22:31). World Screen Events. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Rice, Lynette (May 18, 2022). "Mindy Kaling Addresses Turning ‘Velma’ Into Story About South Asian Crime Solver: ‘If People Freak Out About That, I Don’t Care’; First-Look Revealed". Deadline. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  6. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 12, 2022). "NYCC: WBD Spotlights ‘Velma,’ Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn,’ DC Animation & More". Animation Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2022.
  7. ^ Velma (September 3, 2022). "If you thought my first tweet would be “Jinkies” you don’t know me as well as you think!". Twitter. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  8. ^ (September 3, 2022). "If this was really my story told my way, they wouldn’t have shot me from such an unflattering angle!". Instagram. Retrieved September 3, 2022.
  9. ^ Sandford, Seb (December 4, 2021). "My Virtual GalaxyCon Video Chat with Frank Welker" (at 5:53). YouTube. Retrieved July 6, 2022.