Last fall we got our first look at the HBO Max animated series for VELMA an origin story from Warner Bros. Animation that tells the story of the Scooby-Doo gang becoming, well a gang of mystery solving friends, told from the perspective of its smartest member, Velma Dinkley. Anyway, Mindy Kaling is in the titular role of Velma as she’s trying to clear her name with her very first mystery. She’s in the same school as Daphne, Fred, and Norville (this series’ Shaggy). Where’s Scooby-Doo you ask? It appears there is no dog in this series.
Today, the streamer dropped two pieces of information on us 1) the official trailer that gives us the vibe of that the series will be and 2) the news that the series is dropping its first two episodes tomorrow, January 12th. Future episode of the 10 episode season arrive every Thursday.
The voice cast is pretty impressive including Glenn Howerton as Fred, Sam Richardson as Norville, and Constance Wu as Daphne. Additional voice cast includes: Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Russell Peters, Melissa Fumero, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Ken Leung, Cherry Jones, Frank Welker, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Fortune Feimster, Yvonne Orji, Sarayu Blue, Nicole Byer, Ming-Na Wen, Shay Mitchell, Debby Ryan, Kulap Vilaysak, and Karl-Anthony Towns.