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New Scooby-Doo Animated Prequel Series on HBO Max Focuses On Velma

With more people staying at home looking to stay safe and avoid contracting the COVID-19 virus, more television companies and services are taking chances to create more interesting content.

The latest content that has fans excited has to do with Scooby-Doo. Today, HBO announced it’s going to launch a 10-episode animated comedy series focused on Velma.

According to the release, the show will be geared towards adults and feature the “unsung and underappreciated brains” of the Scooby-Doo gang. It will also “unmask the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.”

The main character will be voiced by none other than Mindy Kaling of The Office and Inside Out, among other movies and television shows.

While Kaling will serve as the main voice for the series, she will also serve as the show’s executive producer, along with Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register.

However, this is not the only series in the works at HBO Max.

The service said that they are going to launch a new series called Fired on Mars and a Clone High reboot, which will feature the voice of Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live fame.

There’s no word on when any of the new animated series will officially launch, but it sounds like they will be ready to stream at some point in 2021.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. They’re going to have to change Velma’s skin tone, right? If Hank Azaria can no longer voice Apu, then why can Mindy Kaling voice Velma? And while we’re on that topic, why is a 60+ year-old white woman (Nancy Cartwright) allowed to be the voice of a 10 year-old kid (Bart Simpson) who obviously has a SEVERE case of jaundice?

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