Mindy Kaling as Velma in HBO Max’s spin-off series ‘Scooby-Doo’

Velma is being the center of attention.

Mindy Kaling will give voice to the beloved Scooby Doo character in a new 10-episode animated spinoff series, Velma, for HBO Max, was announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

It is billed as a comic take on the origins of Velma Dinkley, who is “the underrated and forgotten mastermind of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang.”

Described as an “original and humorous twist” on the character, Velma, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, “unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America’s most beloved mystery solvers.”

In addition to voicing Velma, Kaling will also serve as an executive producer. Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register will also serve as executive producers.

Kaling celebrated the news on Instagram, writing Wednesday morning, “I’m so excited to voice this iconic character! Velma will have a hard time getting around the trappings of high school, her budding sexuality, and a serial killer trying to murder every popular kid in town. city. Sounds epic, @Charliegrandy! Can’t wait! “

Other animated projects for HBO Max include a collection of two seasons of Clone high with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence, and Shot on mars, which features a voice cast that includes Pete Davidson.

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