VELMA Season 2 Premiere Date Announced — GeekTyrant

Mindy Kaling’s animated HBO series Velma was met with a lot of backlash from Scooby-Doo fans. This was a poorly developed and unfunny show, yet for some reason, HBO renewed it for Season 2.

For those of you who did enjoy the series or plan on hate-watching the next season, it’s set to be released on April 25th. Kaling executive produces the show and also provides the voice for the title character.

When talking about Season 2, Suzanna Makkos, the executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation for Max and Adult Swim previously said: “The series that we create at Max are art and voice driven, with character and comedy coming before anything else.”

Which is funny because all of the comedy falls flat. She added: “We’re always looking for hard comedy with heart and edge, diverse and inclusive shows with underlying thematic resonance, and character design that showcases the hand of the artist. I am so excited to share these incredible series with the world, and continue to show why Max is a great home for adult animation.”

When it comes to poorly produced projects comments like this make me roll my eyes. The series only has a 39% approval rating among critics and a 7% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. So, I’m not the only one who feels this way.

The problem is, the series became the most-viewed premiere of an original animated show for Max. I don’t think they’ll see those numbers when Season 2 rolls in.

The series tells an origin story for Velma Dinkley and the Mystery Inc. gang. But, I’ll say the series is definitely set in an alternate universe because there’s nothing about this show that captures the spirit of the original Scooby-Doo gang. This show is simply mean-spirited and nothing was enjoyable about it. It also has a 7% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Mindy Kaling developed the series and also voices Velma, and she’s joined by Constance Wu as Daphne, Sam Richardson as Shaggy, and Glenn Howerton as Fred. Additional cast members include 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 Karl-Anthony Towns.

Kaling also executive produces along with Howard Klein and Sam Register.

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