The first look at Mindy Kaling’s Scooby-Doo spinoff Velma features nudity and violence among other adult themes.

Mindy Kaling’s upcoming Velma series will be a spinoff of Scooby-Doo that follows the intelligent and sheepish character Velma. The series will be released on HBO Max and is set to receive ten episodes for its first season. Velma will look to take the bookish character and set them in a more adult version of the Scooby-Doo universe, complete with violence and nudity.

The first look at the show has Kaling’s Velma centerstage, sporting her iconic square-framed glasses and shoulder-length bowl cut. Her famous orange turtleneck sweater is slightly exposed from beneath a dark blue zip-up, with black gloves covering her hands. This look distinctly sets Velma apart from the rest of the group behind her, who are semi-nude or sporting shower gear. This difference in attire gives the impression that there was a group-shower situation going on of which Velma was not a part of.

It looks more like Velma just came from outside, perhaps from a cold or rainy environment based on her multiple layers. Going off my years of Scooby-Doo watching, the situation seems to indicate that Velma had solved a mystery just slightly too late and showed up at the crime scene after the crime happened.

Although the naked person to the right of Velma has a similar appearance to Daphne, it’s not confirmed if they are the famous crime sleuth or an unrelated character. Regardless, the scene shows off all of the marketing points HBO thinks it needs to aim the series at a more adult audience— nudity and violence.

“First look at Mindy Kaling’s #Velma series for HBO Max

The #ScoobyDoo spinoff is aimed at adult audiences and will have 10 episodes

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“First look at HBO Max’s #Velma, voiced by Mindy Kaling, for the upcoming “Scooby-Doo” spinoff for adults.”

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