Velma took over HBO Max when it first debuted earlier this yr for higher or worse, and the collection creator behind the brand new tackle the Scooby-Doo franchise has shared their response to the destructive backlash to the collection! When Velma was first introduced to be in manufacturing, followers of the lengthy working Scooby-Doo animated franchise seemingly took umbrage with how a lot this new spin can be altering the unique collection. This negativity continued even additional when Velma premiered its episodes, and it turned out to be one of the vital watched new animated debuts with HBO Max this yr to this point.

This destructive backlash fueled viewers to take a look at Velma, and it turned one of many streamers high performers, so it was no shock when plans for a Velma Season 2 had been rapidly put in place contemplating how massive the response to the brand new collection had been general. Velma collection creator, showrunner, and govt producer Charlie Grandy spoke about Velma to Emmy Journal, and truly had a response to those that did not like the brand new takes on the Scooby-Doo characters.

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Velma Creator Responds to Destructive Backlash

Responding to critics of Velma‘s new variations of the Scooby-Doo characters, Velma creator Charlie Grandy said, “The unique Hanna-Barbera exhibits are nonetheless on the market to look at. We’re not erasing the originals. We simply wish to be just a little ice planet on the outer areas of the Scooby-verse!” Detailing how he and collection govt producer Mindy Kaling got here up with Velma’s idea within the first place Grandy famous, “Mindy got here to me and mentioned she’d like to work on a narrative with Velma…She cherished the character and thought it will be humorous to have her on the middle of a show.”

In making Velma a personality of South Asian descent, “We requested ourselves, ‘Why cease there?'” Grandy defined. “None of those characters are rooted to being white. We had been apprehensive about going to Warner Bros. and asking them to do it, however they mentioned, ‘Do it. It is time! Simply be sure it is humorous and good!'” It looks like Velma’s modifications to its core had been approached with making a humorous, but completely different last product. With Velma Season 2 already in early improvement, it seems the show was profitable!

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