Mindy Kaling’s newest enterprise is coming to screens very quickly. Centered on Velma Dinkley of the enduring Scooby-Doo Thriller Gang, “Velma” is about to premiere on Jan. 12. Government produced by the showrunner, who additionally voices the lead position, the HBO Max spinoff moreover options voice work from stars like Shay Mitchell, Debby Ryan, and Constance Wu. On Jan. 11, the streamer launched an official trailer for the animated collection, during which Velma is framed for homicide and enlists assist from former pals Daphne, Fred, and Shaggy, to assist resolve the thriller. “That is my story, instructed my method,” she says within the clip.
Whereas the present’s premise is just like the unique “Scooby-Doo The place Are You!” collection that initially aired over 50 years in the past, “Velma” will hone in on the first crime fighter and detective — this time, with R-rated gore and grownup innuendos. We are able to additionally count on cameos from different members of the unique Thriller Gang, like Daphne and Shaggy.
“If individuals freak out about that, I do not care.”
In Could 2022, Kaling shared a primary have a look at “Velma” at a Warner Bros. occasion. Primarily based on the preview, which featured a grotesque homicide scene in a girls’s locker room, it is clear the present isn’t catered in direction of children. The spinoff hopes to painting a extra dynamic character than the shy, bookish model viewers have seen in different iterations. This is likely one of the many causes Kaling selected to make her model of Velma South Asian. “If individuals freak out about that, I do not care,” she instructed the viewers on the Warner Bros. presentation.
After dealing with backlash on Twitter, Kaling stood confidently in her resolution to instill a little bit of her personal tradition into the character. When the Emmy-nominated actress and author appeared on “Late Evening With Seth Meyers” in July 2021, she stated the criticism made her notice the significance of the position. “It actually made me suppose, we gotta be actually cautious with this character, which we will probably be, as a result of we actually love her and and she or he’s going to have nice adventures.”
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