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Mindy Kaling’s ‘Velma’ Was Hate-Watched So Much it Did the Impossible, Gets Renewed for Season 2: “Hate-watching will be our downfall”

Mindy Kaling's 'Velma' Was Hate-Watched So Much it Did the Impossible, Gets Renewed for Season 2: "Hate-watching will be our downfall"

Mindy Kaling is a talented, driven, confident actress, producer, and screenwriter. She has achieved enormous success in her burgeoning career, and still, Kaling is no less dedicated and ambitious than when she first ventured into Hollywood. The actress has become a bonafide icon and a fascinating star for cinema lovers. She has incredible grit and charm that is unmated. 

Kaling is a multi-hyphenate who has starred in several big banner projects, including HBO Max adult animated horror comedy television series Velma; she voiced the titular character of Velma Dinkley, and season one premiered earlier this year on January 12. However, the ten-episode series received mixed reviews from critics, and now in the fresh updates, it has been confirmed that Velma has officially renewed for season 2.

Mindy Kaling’s Extraordinary Work in HBO Max Series Velma

Mindy Kaling,
Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is arguably one of the most famously recognizable figures in Hollywood. The actress has successfully established a spot for herself as a leading star in the industry by playing dynamic roles. Kaling is ruling the hearts of millions of her fans with her grit, charming personality, and show-stopping performances she delivered in television shows and movies. She began her career by starring in off-broadway shows and later ventured into showbiz.

Mindy Kaling voiced the character of Velma Dinkley in Velma.
Mindy Kaling voiced the character of Velma Dinkley in Velma.

In addition to being one of the most in-demand screenwriters and actors, Kaling’s voicework in the industry has earned her immense love and praise from fans and critics alike. In 2023, she voiced the titular character of Velma Dinkley in the HBO Max ten-episode series Velma and received positive reviews from critics for the same.

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However, the show acquired mixed reviews from critics for its weak storytelling, with fans accusing the series of being transphobic, racist, and filled with poor jokes. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show received low ratings, with a score of 40%.

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Mindy Kaling-Led Velma Gets Renewed for Season 2

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

At the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Suzanna Makkos, the executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation for Max and Adult Swim, recently announced that Velma has been renewed for season 2. Mindy Kaling, who also serves as the show’s executive producer, voiced the titular character in season one. 


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Season one of Velma aired earlier this year in January and received mixed reviews, with some fans arguing “HBO Max should cancel this show.” Now that the show has been renewed for a second season, fans are trashing it on Twitter. Read some of the tweets here.

“NOBODY WATCH IT. DON’T EVEN ‘HATE WATCH’ IT. IGNORE, DISENGAGE, AVOID,” while another user claimed, “Well, Zoinks! Looks like “VELMA” is back for more mystery-solving. Let’s hope they can find a clue on how to make it less mediocre this time around.”

Mindy Kaling first gained the attention of industry heavyweights for her remarkable acting and directing skills in the NBC sitcom The Office, in which she starred as Kelly Kapoor and received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Since then, the actress has gone on to do many iconic roles. 


Also Read: “I know Mindy Kaling’s a hack”: Velma Season 2 Reportedly a Dumpster Fire as “Woke people hate this show”, Claims YouTuber YellowFlash

Velma season 1 is available to stream on HBO Max.

Source: Variety 

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