For this task the actress Mindy Kaling (The office) will be the one who voices the smartest of the “Mystery to order” group. Kaling remembers that as a child, watching Scooby-Doo shows on television, she thought it was difficult to identify with any character.
In any case, she did not feel close to “Daphne”, the beautiful redhead who loves fashion and is in a relationship with another member of the gang, the naive and egotistical “Fred”.
“I loved that she wasn’t the spectacular beauty, but that she was helping the gang with her brains,” the actress recalled.
Velmais an animated series for adults, produced and voiced by Kaling as the main character, which will explore the origins of the characters during their high school period, right where “Velma”, “Daphne”, “Fred” and ” Shaggy”.
“We took the characters, the clothes, the iconic scenes, and we gave them origin stories, a meaning,” said comedian Charly Grandy (Saturday Night Live), told The newspaper the showrunner of the project.
“For me, one of the biggest Scooby-Doo mysteries is how these four people get together and make a gang, what triggers it all. We told it,” Grandy added.
The fact that “Velma” was white… never made sense to me. I always thought that. Except for “Fred”, of course that boy is a white man!
It is a production of 10 episodes, in which the change of the racial origin of “Velma” will be seen.
“Velma’s being white…never made sense to me. I’ve always thought so. Except for ‘Fred’, of course that boy is a white man!” Kaling, whose parents were born in India, said humorously.
Regarding the sexual orientation of this protagonist, there has been much speculation and it is something that will be in this version. “It’s great to be able to tell these stories about Velma that have been talked about forever. We don’t want to give big spoilers, but let’s just say it will see her self-discovery,” Grandy explained.
Velma It is presented as a series for adults because it presents murder cases and has a lot of blood, also because the gang will discover the terrors of living adolescence.
Velma premieres January 12 on HBO Max.