Scooby-Doo’s brains — Velma — gets her own show on HBO

HBO has actually greenlit Velma, an “adult, animated comedy series” checking out the origins of the Scooby-Doo gang’s leading sleuth. Mindy Kaling will voice the title character, in a series following Velma Dinkley from her meddling youth to criminal activity busting popularity, as she and the gang unmask land tricksters and insurance coverage scammers.

A press release from HBO on Wednesday promoted Velma as “the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery, Inc. gang.” From 1969 to 1976, Velma was the critical member of a freelance investigative force making up marijuana lover Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, swingers Daphne Blake and Fred Jones, and their anthropomorphic excellent dane, Scooby-Doo.

Velma Dinkley has actually considering that appeared in a number of adjustments, consisting of 2 live-action functions composed by James Gunn in 2002 and 2005 (with Linda Cardellini in the function). Fans will likewise remember the 2010-13 Animation Network series Scooby-Doo! Secret Incorporated in which Velma was represented by fellow 1980s TELEVISION icon Mindy Cohn (Natalie on The Realities of Life). That series is presently streaming on Netflix.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.