Iconic character Velma Dinkley is getting her own “adult animated series” over at HBO Max, with the streamer officially ordering the adult animated project to series last year.
A first-look at the upcoming series was shown off during a Warner Bros. upfront presentation today, and it gives us an idea of just how “adult” the animated series will be.
Check out the shot below, which reminds of the “Harley Quinn” animated series that can also be found on HBO Max. No word yet on when “Velma” will be premiering.
“Velma” is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang.
An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers, executive producer Mindy Kaling will voice the titular character.
The voice cast also includes Sam Richardson (Werewolves Within).
Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register also serve as executive producers, the press release sent out today notes. “Velma” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.
The character of Velma Dinkley has previously been voiced by Nicole Jaffe, Pat Stevens, Marla Frumkin, Christina Lange, B.J. Ward, Mindy Cohn, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Kate Micucci, Trisha Gum, Ariana Greenblatt, and Gina Rodriguez. She was also played in the world of live-action by Linda Cardellini, in both Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
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