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HBO Max’s Velma Trailer, Release Date, Cast


Mindy Kaling’s latest venture is coming to screens very soon. “Velma” centers on Velma Dinkley of the legendary Scooby-Doo Mystery Gang and premieres on January 12th. As the showrunner’s executive producer and co-star, the HBO Max spin-off also features voices from the likes of Shay Mitchell, Debby Ryan and Constance Wu. On Jan. 11, the streamer released an official trailer for the animated series, in which Velma is accused of murder and enlists the help of former friends Daphne, Fred, and Shaggy to help solve the mystery. “This is my story, told my way,” she says in the clip.

While the show’s premise resembles the original “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” Series that originally aired over 50 years ago, “Velma” will focus on the primary crime fighter and detective – this time with R-rated gore and adult innuendos. We can also expect cameos from other members of the original Mystery Gang, like Daphne and Shaggy.

“If people freak out about it, I don’t care.”

In May 2022, Kaling a first look at “Velma” at a Warner Bros. event. Based on the preview, which features a gruesome murder scene in a women’s locker room, it’s clear the show isn’t aimed at children. The spinoff hopes to portray a more dynamic character than the shy, literal version viewers have seen in other iterations. This is one of the many reasons Kaling decided to make her version of Velma South Asian. “If people freak out about it, I don’t care,” she told the audience at the Warner Bros. presentation.

After facing backlash on Twitter, Kaling has remained confident in her decision to bring a little of her own culture to the character. When the Emmy-nominated actress and author performed “Late Night with Seth Meyers” In July 2021, she said the criticism made her realize the importance of the role. “It really got me thinking, we have to be really careful with this character that we’re going to be because we really love her and she’s going to have great adventures.”

Read on to find out everything we know about the series so far.


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