What would a Scooby-Doo spinoff seem like with out Scooby-Doo? Simply ask Mindy Kaling, whose upcoming grownup animated sequence Velma will give Velma Dinkley, Thriller Included’s most underrated crime-solver, the eye she has lengthy deserved. However Kaling’s Velma received’t be your mother’s Velma.
According to The Mary Sue, Warner Bros. International Youngsters, Younger Adults and Classics president Tom Ascheim shared some particulars in regards to the upcoming HBO Max sequence at The TV Youngsters Summer time Competition:
“We’ve a not for youngsters, Mindy Kaling mission referred to as Velma as a result of she was excited to reimagine what Scooby-Doo can be like if Velma have been of East Asian descent and lived in a unique world. And in that model, which is happening HBO Max first, there’s no canine and no van however we’ve got our four key characters via a unique lens and I feel it’s nice. Permitting our creators to play with our IP is tremendous highly effective.”
A Scooby-Doo spinoff with no Scoob? And no Thriller Machine? Whereas that will have come as a shock to some followers of the unique sequence, it was the half about Velma being East Asian that basically bought folks speaking—not all of it good (which is each unhappy and unsurprising).
Breaking: Dude complaining about “reimagining iconic characters to cater to a sure viewers” posts image of Velma with large boobs https://t.co/8FHOH4uLDI
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) June 11, 2021
Some folks needed to be reminded that Velma was a cartoon, not an actual individual.
And that Scooby as soon as drove a automotive…
Additionally: That Velma has been Asian earlier than.
And, as soon as once more, that she’s not actual.
How do you kill a vampire?
Anyway you need! They are not actual! Very like Velma.
— Kimi Vermillion Stage Crafting (@KimiVermillion) June 10, 2021
The perfect information: The “no canine” factor means we received’t be subjected to Scrappy Doo.
A date has not but been set for Velma’s launch.
(By way of The Mary Sue)