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‘Velma’ Series From Mindy Kaling To Feature East Asian Lead, But No Scooby-Doo Or Mystery Machine Van

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Scooby-Doo, where are you? On Thursday, it was revealed that “Velma”, Mindy Kaling’s upcoming entry into the long-running animated franchise, will reimagine the classic character as a girl of East Asian descent.

RELATED: James Gunn Reveals His Version Of Velma Was ‘Explicitly Gay’ In Initial ‘Scooby-Doo’ Scripts The news was revealed by WarnerMedia exec Tom Ascheim during a keynote address at the TV Kids Summer Festival.

Ascheim also revealed that along with the change in the character’s ethnicity, the new series will not feature Scooby-Doo himself or the iconic Mystery Machine van. “There’s no dog, and there’s no van, but we have our four key characters through a different lens.

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