Fans of the Scooby-Doo franchise have been obsessed with Velma Dinkley for decades. Velma Dinkley is one of the most iconic characters in the history of children’s literature.
Velma was not originally intended to be a character for kids—she was created as part of an educational project by her creator, Betty G. Birney.
The aim was to teach children about deductive reasoning through reading about how she solves mysteries and solves other problems using deductive reasoning.
Velma quickly became popular among young readers around the world because she seemed very relatable—she is often described as having a sweet personality and being an avid fan of peanut butter sandwiches!
Now, decades later, Mystery Inc’s smartest member is coming to your screens with HBO Max’s upcoming adult animated series “Velma”.
With the great twist in Velma’s sexuality and ultimately coming out as a lesbian, the anticipation for the series has reached high in the sky. The series is officially here with its premiere date. Check out this article to know everything.
HBO Max Announced The Premiere Date for Velma
The brainiest member of Mystery Inc., Velma Dinkley, is heading to HBO Max this next month in her own animated adult-focused series, Velma.
Recently, it was announced that the famous orange-sweater-wearing character from the Scooby-Doo franchise will be voiced by Mindy Kaling. And the highly anticipated series is arriving on the streaming platform on January 12th.
Amid a wave of disgust from trolls, this week’s big reveal that Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo lore is a lesbian (gasp), has motivated people to express pride and love for the new character in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo.
Is There A Trailer For Velma?
As New York Comic Con got underway, HBO Max released a teaser for their upcoming ‘Velma’ TV series, Little Known Fact about Velma Dinkley.
Definitely not for children though! The trailer for the upcoming show ‘VELMA’ was just released, and it looks great! This is an origin story of the underappreciated brains of the Scooby Gang, with Kaling voicing the title role.
For the starters, we get introduced to Velma Dinkley writing s heartfelt message to the folks at HBO Max to put on some mystery shoes and bring something new to the table. Just when she presses the send button, a mystery guy enters her apartment and gives us an expected plot for the upcoming series.
The show promises to reveal more of the mystery solvers’ past and give the opportunity to explore the character’s complexities.
The news generated a lot of discussions across the internet for good reasons- following Kaling’s experience on The Office and considering that an adult version of iconic characters can open up a new world to explore.
Who all are in the Cast?
The upcoming animated series boasts an impressive cast including Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Melissa Fumero, Ming-Na Wen, Shay Mitchell, Debby Ryan, and Scooby-Doo veteran Frank Welker.
So far, it’s unclear whether the full season will be dropped all at once or if episodes will come out episode by episode.