Mindy Kaling Is A South Asian ‘Velma’ In HBO Max Cartoon For Adults

Mindy Kaling - Velma

The prequel shows a pre-Scooby ‘Velma’ solving crimes on her own.

Back in February, HBO Max announced a new addition to their animated offerings: “Velma,” voiced by Mindy Kaling. The show was planned to be a prequel to the Scooby Doo franchise that followed teenager Velma Dinkley as she solved crimes. Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics., fleshed out some details about the show today at The TV Kids Summer Festival.

“We have a not-for-children, Mindy Kaling project called Velma because she was excited to reimagine what Scooby-Doo would be like if Velma were of South Asian descent and lived in a different world. And in that version — which is going on HBO Max first — there’s no dog and no van but we have our four key characters through a different lens and I think it’s great,” Ascheim said.

Of course this completely awesome announcement has upset a certain segment of fandom that is very concerned that white people don’t get enough representation, and that this is likely the final step before Queen Latifah and Regina King found us all up and put us in FEMA camps.

Wake up sheeple! Of course they want to rule us! It’s right there in their names.