HBO made a series of announcements regarding its future pipeline, and one of the reveals was that Mindy Kaling will play Velma in a new Scooby Doo spinoff called Velma. There is also a new show called Uncanny Valley coming that follows the story of robots who kill their owners and take over their identities. Another show, Hello Paul, follows a neurotic millennial cat. But let’s get started with the Velma show.
Velma is described by HBO as an “adult animated comedy series” that tells the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the smartest member of the gang.
“An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers, executive producer Mindy Kaling will voice the titular character,” reads a line from the description.