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Velma season 2 in development, despite overwhelmingly negative response

Velma season 2 in development, despite overwhelmingly negative response

A second season of HBO Max's Velma has entered development despite the overwhelmingly negative response to the series.

Jinkies! This is quite the shock. If you’re anything like me, Scooby-Doo will have been a staple of your childhood. Every generation has their own Scooby-Doo series. For me, it was What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and Simple Plan’s theme tune still lives in my mind rent-free. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ‘It’s Terror Time Again’ from Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is also a banger.

Enough about my personal favorites though. Last month saw the release of Velma, a new adult animated mystery horror series based on the classic character who’s always losing her glasses. Velma is the first series in the franchise not to feature Scooby-Doo who may just be the key to the formula because the show was met with an overwhelmingly negative response. Regardless, a second season is now in development.

Take a look at the trailer for season one below if you’re yet to dive in.

Velma is the worst-rated animated show in IMDb history with a score of just 1.4 out of 10, based on over 66,000 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a score of 7% while on Metacritic, its user score currently sits at 0.5. Yikes.

Some viewers were genuinely unimpressed by the show, which stars Mindy Kaling in the titular role. They felt it lacked the essence of quintessential Scooby-Doo projects. Unfortunately, many people also chose to review-bomb the series due its inclusion of LGBTQ+ themes and its changing of Velma’s race.

Despite the controversy, Velma will seemingly return for a second season. As reported by IGN, Warner Bros. Television Group chairman and CEO Channing Dunget confirmed that a second season is currently in development, which follows the airing of Velma’s season finale last week. The news is yet to be formally announced and in this day and age, it’s not unusual for shows in development to be cancelled so keep an eye out.

Featured Image Credit: HBO Max

Topics: TV And Film, Warner Bros