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Mindy Kaling Goes Scooby-Doo As ‘Velma’ On HBO Max

Mindy Kaling Goes Scooby-Doo As ‘Velma’ On HBO Max

Mindy Kaling Goes Scooby-Doo As 'Velma' On HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that Mindy Kaling will executive produce and voice the lead in ‘Velma,’ a comedic origin story about the “unsung and underappreciated brains” of the iconic mystery-solving squad. 

‘Velma’ is described as “an original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.” 

Kaling is joining a long list of actresses who have played the brainiac. Recently, Gina Rodriguez voiced Velma in the 2020 movie “Scoob!,” and Kate Micucci has lent her voice to the character in various projects. Hayley Kiyoko and Linda Cardellini have portrayed Velma in live-action films. 

HBO Max has given the series a 10-episode order.


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Hanna Barbera’s Wiki page describes Velma Dinkley as the smartest member of the Scooby-Doo franchise. She is usually seen wearing a baggy orange sweater, red knee-length pleated skirt, orange knee-high socks, and Mary Jane shoes.

Velma is usually portrayed as a highly intelligent and slightly tomboyish young woman with various interests ranging from highly specific sciences (which, in the “Scooby and Scrappy-Doo” series, leads her to pursue a career as a NASA research scientist) to merely being very well read on varied and sometimes obscure information, such as ancient Viking writings.

Mindy Kaling sure knows how to keep us hooked. She wears each of her hats with grace and aces at it too. 

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After the grand success that her show ‘Never Have I Ever’ received on a global scale, and bagging the People’s Choice Awards for the Best Comedy Show of 2020, Kaling is continuing to spread her wings with the upcoming “Legally Blonde 3” and now as ‘Velma.’

Among the many talented actresses reigning in Hollywood, this desi diva can never go unnoticed. She’s an actress, comedian, writer, and a sensation. She proudly basked in the glory of her own creation of comedy series ‘The Mindy Project,’ a sitcom that only became more and more popular with better ratings with each new season. We just cannot help but hail and appreciate Mindy Kaling!

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