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Velma: HBO Max Animated Series Rounds Out Star-Studded Cast

The upcoming HBO Max animated series Velma has rounded out its star-studded cast, with Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson, and Constance Wu all joining the series.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, all three will join the series to star as the remaining members of Mystery Inc. Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will play Fred, Richardson (Veep) will play Norville, aka Shaggy, and Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) will voice Daphne.

They’ll join Kaling — who voices Velma in the series — as well as a ton of other stars set to appear in the series, including 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 NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns.

Velma was originally announced in 2021 and has no official release date as of yet, but it will be releasing soon on HBO Max, according to the company.

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Velma is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang,” the series’ synopsis reads. “An original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.”

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