Without Scooby-Doo: this will be the series about Velma Dinkley | Digital Trends Spanish
Scooby-Doo is one of the most popular animated series in television history. Since its premiere in 1969 on the CBS network, the successful franchise has had several adaptations, some of them abandoning the animated format.
Now a new version is being prepared, it is probably one of the strangest, since the proposal will not even have the presence of the remembered Scooby.
It is a series centered around Velma Dinkley, one of the main characters in animated fiction. This work will star and produced by Mindy Kaling (The Office), and it had originally been indicated that he would address Velma’s life before joining the Mystery Machine group.
However, it has now been revealed that it would actually be a reinvention of the character and world of Scooby, according to Warner Bros.
Thus, during an appearance at the virtual event TV Kids Summer Festival 2021, the president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics, Tom Ascheim, assured that this series that will have the name Velma, arose from the idea of Kaling of reinventing the character, as a young woman of Asian descent, so it has been necessary to get rid of some bases of the franchise.
“We have a new Mindy Kaling project called Velma because I was excited to reimagine what Scooby-Doo would be like if Velma were of East Asian descent and lived in a very different world, ”Ascheim explained.
“And in that version, which will launch first on HBO Max, there is no dog or truck, but we have our four key characters through a different lens and I think it’s great. Allowing our creators to play with our intellectual property is super powerful. “
It must be recognized that it will be a risky bet and we must wait to see how the fans of the classic receive it Scooby Doo.