Created by Charlie Grundy with voices from Mindy Kaling, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu and Glenn Howerton, it has already aired on the streaming platform.
Producer Mindy Kaling took the stage at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront to show why VelmaThe recent HBO Max animated series, was for adults and did it with a single image.
In this image from a presentation posted by Diversity We can see that the tone of the animation is much more violent than in the Scooby-Doo franchise and is not aimed at all audiences. In fact, the photo appears to be censored on Twitter with the following warning: “The following image contains potentially sensitive content”,
Needless to say, the style of the animated comedy is very different than all previous versions of Velma. The violent attack seen in the picture has had an effect on the users of the social network, who have not been able to refrain from voicing their opinion on Twitter. “Who decided this was…a good idea?”, writes OverCookedAnakin. For others, it’s a good thing: “I like it, I just have to process it.”
This isn’t the only change Sweet Velma has gone through. “I hope you’ve noticed that Velma Dinkley is from South Asia. I don’t care if people get mad about it.”Kaling made remarks to the audience present. Of course, like any race change that is currently being made to the characters, this has generated a lot of criticism and complaints from fans who want the original form of the hero.
In an interview with Seth Meyers on his show, Kaling explained that she did not understand the reason for so much criticism. “I just can’t understand how people couldn’t imagine that a nerdy, smart girl with awesome vision who loves solving mysteries could be Indian,” explained the producer with great humour.
Velma Focuses on the famous character from the Scooby-doo franchise, but in an alternate universe known as Mystery Inc. It is presented as a “love ring” between the leads, but the spotlight falls on the sarcastic detective. It is already streaming on HBO Max.