Velma Season 2: The Scooby-Doo spinoff series Velma has already been renewed for a season 2 despite its contentious season 1 debut. An animated comedy series called Velma takes place before the Scooby-Doo gang goes on their mystery-solving adventures. The program centers on Velma Dinkley (Mindy Kaling), the group’s namesake, and her time in high school alongside Shaggy (Sam Richardson), Daphne (Constance Wu), and Fred (Glenn Howerton). Due to the absence of the beloved talking dog Scooby-Doo, Velma’s comedy strongly swings toward adult humor, setting it apart from many of the earlier Scooby-Doo adventures.
Velma Season 2 Release Date
According to the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), HBO Max and Warner Bros. are currently developing Velma season 2. The register lists the 11 episodes of Velma season 2 as well as the season itself. The first and second episodes of the series’ HBO Max premiered only a few days before the news release. In 2024, Velma season 2 is anticipated to air.
Why Velma Is Panned By Audiences
Critics have had mixed reactions to Velma; the favorable reviews frequently highlight some of the comic parts, while the majority of the bad reviews highlight problems with the plot of the program. However, audience feedback has been largely unfavorable.
When the adult-themed nature of Velma’s program was disclosed, some Scooby-Doo fans expressed worry, but the Velma series has also had to deal with a barrage of criticism from incredibly poisonous and frequently cruel reviewers ever since the show’s debut. This has included the program receiving a flood of unfavorable reviews on review platforms like Rotten Tomatoes.
There has been a lot of legitimate criticism of the show, but a lot of it has been done with really terrible intent. The race-blind casting of the program, particularly the fact that Kaling’s character Velma in the current season is of Asian origin, sparked the poisonous review bombing.
Even if the majority of Scooby-Doo fans agreed with and even supported the choice, Velma nevertheless faced a significant amount of racial criticism from hateful people and organizations. The review bombing effort has unintentionally placed a negative light on the program. In spite of this criticism, the show has done exceptionally well for the streaming service, becoming the most-watched HBO Max animated original series on the day of its debut.
Meddling Season is going according to plan, I see. pic.twitter.com/gZhDaHPJLX
— Velma (@velmatheseries) January 14, 2023
Who Is Starring in Velma?
We already knew that Mindy Kaling, who has already established herself as a major force in the comedy industry with The Office and The Mindy Project, would be voicing Velma Dinkley, but we also found out who will be voicing the other members of the group that will eventually become Mystery Incorporated. These actors include Sam Richardson (Hocus Pocus 2) as Norville, Constance Wu (Fresh off the Boat) as Daphne, and Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Fred (aka Shaggy).
Frank Welker, a seasoned voice actor best known for his work on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise and who has been a part of the Scooby-Doo franchise since the start of the original series as Fred and eventually Scooby himself, is also making a comeback, most likely this time as the gang’s canine mascot.
The show also has a strong supporting cast that includes Ming-Na Wen from Mulan, Gary Cole from Bob’s Burgers, Debbie Ryan from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero from Glee, Ken Leung from Old, Cherry Jones from Succession, Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic from The Unicorn, Sarayu Blue from The Unicorn, Nicole Byer from Grand Crew, Wanda Sykes from Harley Quinn (My Virtual Escape).