Velma showrunner Charlie Grandy hopes for a Velma and Harley Quinn crossover in the future. Last year, HBO confirmed they will have a spin-off series featuring Velma Dinkley, one of the main cast in Scooby-Doo. The adult animated show will have Mindy Kaling as the lead voice actress, and the character will be of South Asian descent.
Velma in Scooby-Doo!
Aside from Kaling, the Velma series will also have Constance Wu as Daphne, Sam Richardson as Shaggy, and Glenn Howerton as Fred. The first trailer of Velma appeared during the panel discussion at the New York Comic-Con.
Velma And Harley Quinn Crossover
“If this is a success or does take off, there will absolutely be talks about doing something. Again, that honors the original show, and we want to honor the original Scooby as much as we can. So that’s baked into the DNA of the original. So we’ll look for ways to do our take on that.”
The success of Harley Quinn as an adult animated series could potentially attract viewers to support the Velma series. Both shows feature female lead characters with intriguing backstories and motives. It would make an interesting team-up between a highly intelligent genius and a psychology expert who became unhinged.
Velma As An Adult Animated Series
Based on Grandy’s comment about the Velma series, it seems that the show is still facing uncertainties with regard to audience reception. Indeed, Velma will be something new and far from the Scooby-Doo series that people grew up watching. The show contains gore, nudity, and profanity. And, on top of that, Velma’s character was totally redesigned, which earned mixed reactions from the audience.
Fans would remember that Kaling addressed this issue before, saying:
“I just couldn’t understand how people couldn’t imagine a really smart, nerdy girl with terrible eyesight, and who loved to solve mysteries [could] be Indian. Like, there are Indian nerds. It shouldn’t be a surprise to people.” (via CBR)
At this point, there is nothing impossible anymore. Velma and Harley Quinn crossover would definitely work given a good script and animation.
Velma will most likely arrive in 2023. Meanwhile, fans can stream the latest Harley Quinn episodes via HBO Max.