Warner Bros. Animation has released the first teaser trailer for Mindy Kaling‘s HBO Max animated series Velma. We also have some new casting details to share with you! This will be a very adult animated series based on the beloved kid’s cartoon Scooby-Doo, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that.
The series is bringing together a great cast, though, which includes Mindy Kaling as Velma, Glenn Howerton as Fred, Sam Richardson as Norville (“Shaggy”), and Constance Wu as Daphne.
The series will tell the origin story of Velma Dinkley, “the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. This original and humorous spin unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.”
The teaser doesn’t give us much to go off of, but it makes sure to immediately take a shot at fans of the original Scooby-Doo series who have been vocal about how they aren’t happy with Velma being changed for this show.
Charlie Grandy (The Office, The Mindy Project) serves as showrunner/executive producer alongside Mindy Kaling, Howard Klein and Sam Register.
The rest of the voice cast includes Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes, Russell Peters, Melissa Fumero, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Ken Leung, Cherry Jones, Frank Welker, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Fortune Feimster, Yvonne Orji, Sarayu Blue, Nicole Byer, Ming-Na Wen, Shay Mitchell, Debby Ryan, Kulap Vilaysak, and Karl-Anthony Towns. and Karl-Anthony Towns.
The ten-episode season will debut in 2023. I guess we’ll find out then if this is actually going to be a good series or not. It’s got an impressive cast, though! Does this teaser get you excited about watching the series?