The Scooby-Doo franchise has returned to our screens in a new avatar, as the adult animated series Velma. The show showcases the origin story of Mystery Inc., primarily focusing on Velma Dinkley.
The original team of teenage detectives features in the show, except for the fan-favorite dog. The first season of Velma premiered recently on HBO Max, and instead of dropping all episodes at once, the show is following a weekly schedule. So when will all episodes of the series be released? Read on to find out.
Velma Season 1 Release Schedule
The show debuted with two episodes on January 12, 2023. The first season is all set to feature 10 episodes, with two new episodes coming out every week on Thursdays at 12 am PT / 3 am ET. Here is the full release schedule:
Episode 1: Velma: January 12
Episode 2: The Candy (Wo)man: January 12
Episode 3: Velma Kai: January 19
Episode 4: Velma Makes a List: January 19
Episode 5: Marching Band Sleepover: January 26
Episode 6: The Sins of the Fathers and Some of the Mothers: January 26
Episode 7: Fog Fest: February 2
Episode 8: A Velma in the Woods: February 2
Episode 9: Family (Wo)man: February 9
Episode 10: The Brains of the Operation: February 9
Mindy Kaling Voices the Titular Character
The series features Mindy Kaling as the voice of Velma, along with Constance Wu as Daphne Blake, Sam Richardson as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers, Glenn Howerton as Fred Jones, Russell Peters as Aman Dinkley, Melissa Fumero as Sophie, Sarayu Blue as Diya Dinkley, Jane Lynch as Donna Blake, and Wanda Sykes as Linda Blake.
The rest of the voice cast includes Cherry Jones as Victoria Jones, Frank Welker as William Jones, Nicole Byer as Blythe Rogers, Gary Cole as Lamont Rogers, Stephen Root as Sheriff Cogburn, “Weird Al” Yankovic as Dandruff Tuba, Fortune Feimster as Olive, Yvonne Orji as Gigi, Ming-Na Wen as Carroll, Shay Mitchell as Brenda and Debby Ryan as Krista.
The Series will Tell the Origin Story of Velma Dinkley
Mindy Kaling also serves as the executive producer, along with Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein, and Sam Register. Kaling recently opened up about the inspiration behind the show and said, “We knew it would be fun for me to play Velma, but we had a conversation where Velma is white, and we have this new choice to do the show.”
“And if I’m voicing her, should she be white or should she not? We were really inspired by Into The Spider-Verse — it’s animation, we can do anything. The essence of Velma is not necessarily tied to her whiteness. And I identify so much as her character, and I think so many people do, so it’s like, yeah, let’s make her Indian in this series,” she added.
The official synopsis for the series reads, “VELMA is an adult animated comedy series telling the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and under appreciated 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.”
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