Velma (TV series)
- This article is about the TV series. For the character, see Velma Dinkley.
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Velma is an upcoming American adult animated mystery TV series produced by Warner Bros. Animation for HBO Max. It is the fourteenth Scooby-Doo series after Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! It will have a 10-episode run.
Velma attends high school while a serial killer targets all the popular kids in town.
It was announced on February 10, 2021 with a 10 episode order from HBO Max, the executive producers, and Warner Bros. Animation producing. 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.
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.
Production officially began on June 1, 2021.
On the same day the series was announced to be in development, Mindy Kaling was confirmed to be the voice of Velma.
- 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.
- 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.
- TV Kids Summer Festival 2021 (June 8, 2021). "Keynote: WarnerMedia’s Tom Ascheim" (22:03-22:31). World Screen Events. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
- , (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.