SCOOBY-DOO first debuted on screens in 1969 and has became a staple of the cartoon industry.
Alongside Velma, Fred, Daphne, and Shaggy, the gang would go around solving mysteries in their green van, the Mystery Machine.
Velma: Quién está en la serie de HBO Max?
En febrero 2021, HBO Max announced plans for an adult-centered Scooby-Doo spinoff series that focuses on brainiac Velma.
With the same premise as the original Scooby-Doo Where Are you! serie, Velma will be the main detective going around solving crimes that will now have “R-rated gore and adult innuendos,” PopSugar notes.
The cast of the upcoming animated series includes:
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American actress, cómico, escritor, productor, and director Mindy Kaling will be the voice of Velma.
She is famously known for her portrayal of Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office but has also been seen in A Wrinkle in Time, Ocean’s Eight, Locked Down, and Late Night.
Kaling has also lent her voice to several productions including Inside Out, Wreck-It Ralph, y Monsters at Work.
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When does Velma premiere?
Despite being announced in 2021, HBO Max has not revealed the expected release date of Velma.
sin embargo, it is expected by the end of 2022.
Along with Velma, HBO Max also announced the new animated series Fired on Mars, which stars Pete Davidson, and a reboot of the early 2000s hit, Clone High.
“It is a tremendous privilege to build on the 100 year plus legacy of ‘cartoons’ at this company,” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation for HBO Max, [object Window] Variedad.
“We can draw a straight line from our hundreds of childhood hours spent watching Bugs outwit Elmer to the current slate of adult animated projects we are building here at HBO Max and we think fans will agree. We are proud to introduce this distinctive group of series from a wide range of diverse creators that will form a first stop destination for animation lovers everywhere.”
Other cast members are also expected to be revealed at a later date.
What has Mindy Kaling said about Velma?
Along with making Velma for adults, the network also made her South Asian which sparked backlash amongst Scooby-Doo fans.
Despite the negative feedback, Kaling has continued to stand by her character and told the crowd during the Warner Bros Discovery Upfront presentation in May 2022 that if a dog can solve crimes, then Velma “can be brown.”
“Hopefully you noticed my Velma is South Asian," ella dijo, [object Window] Plazo. “If people freak out about that, I don’t care.”
She previously addressed the backlash during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers in July 2021 and revealed that it encouraged her to “be careful” when taking on the role.
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En el momento, ella dijo: “When it was announced that I was going to do the voice of Velma, people were very supportive and happy on Twitter. And so I felt great.
“Then it was announced a month ago that the Velma character would be reimagined as South Asian. And people were not happy. There was a lot of, como, ‘So not Velma!’ Those kind of tweets. ‘Not the classic Velma that I’m always thinking about.’”