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Velma Gets Surprising Season 2 Renewal At HBO Max

Velma Gets Surprising Season 2 Renewal At HBO Max

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Amidst numerous cancelations, the Mystery Inc. gang appears to be safe for now.

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HBO Max’s divisive Velma is reportedly getting a second season at the unpredicatable streamer.

The news was reported as almost a footnote in a larger Deadline article covering Warner Bros. Television Group CEO Channing Dungey’s current projects with the company, following rumors from last month that the show had been renewed.

Although it’s odd for this sort of news to be shared in such a quiet manner, one has to wonder if it’s related to the mixed reviews received by the first season.

The animated series premiered on the streamer last month, and immediately entertained a surprising amount of backlash against creator Charlie Grandy and executive producer Mindy Kaling’s take on Scooby-Doo’s nerdiest mystery solver.

Some of the negative response was simply due to the titular character being bisexual South Asian-American when she has traditionally been portrayed as white and straight/queer-coded (with some exceptions), but other criticisms have revolved around its meta-humor, cynicism, and overall departure from feeling like a Scooby-Doo show.

Still, the first episode managed to be HBO Max’s most-watched animated debut, and the series appears to have scored a loyal viewership among those who disagreed with its more vocal critics, earning it a renewal.

Of course, with the current state of Warner Bros. and HBO Max, a renewal is no guarantee that another season will ever actually see the light of day.

Is Velma LGBTQ?

Velma is written as bisexual in HBO Max's Velma.

What ethnicity is Velma?

In the HBO Max series, Velma is South Asian.

Is Scooby-Doo in Velma?

Scooby-Doo is not present in Velma.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.