Max has officially announced Velma Season 2 for Mindy Kaling’s adult-animated Scooby-Doo prequel series. The next installment is currently in development for a 2024 return date.
The renewal comes after over four months since the comedy wrapped up its 10-episode first season. Following its series debut earlier this year, Velma was initially met with overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics and fans, who were not pleased with the show veering so much away from its source material. However, its poor reception inadvertently drew high viewership ratings by becoming the streamer’s most-watched animated series debut.
What is Velma about?
“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.”
Velma Season 1 features the voices of Kaling as the titular character, Constance Wu as Daphne, Sam Richardson as Shaggy, and Glenn Howerton as Fred. Additional 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 more.
The series is executive produced by Charlie Grandy, who is also serving as showrunner. Executive producers are Kaling, Howard Klein, and Sam Register. The project marks Kaling’s latest collaboration with HBO Max after first working together in the hit coming-of-age comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls.