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Velma Beats The Last of Us in Debut Week With 1.3 IMDB Rating as Season 2 Reportedly in the Works

Velma Beats The Last of Us in Debut Week With 1.3 IMDB Rating as Season 2 Reportedly in the Works

Velma, the sharp detective who continued to solve the cases across the decades-long storyline of Scooby-Doo has finally got her own TV series at HBO Max. The character is well known for her characteristic baggy orange sweater, short pleated red skirt, knee socks, and black square glasses which she keeps on losing. Scooby-Doo series continued to feature Velma as a genius who would solve problems and mysterious cases. And though the brain of the teenage detective group received an overwhelmingly negative response from both critics and audiences, yet the series is placed on top of the weekly shows’ chart. 

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Velma and Scooby-Doo
Velma and Scooby-Doo

Velma Outperforms The Last of Us

The spin-off TV series which was created by the makers to target adult audiences, represented Velma as a South Asian American. The series is a spin-off to the original long-running Scooby-Doo series, focusing on the character of Velma. The series was criticized for its Meta storyline and received an underwhelming rating of 1.3/10 from IMDb. The fact that the series did not feature Scooby-Doo has disappointed fans, who claim that the show has lost the essence of the original storyline. Despite this, the series managed to overtake critics’ acclaimed The Last of Us, on the TV’s most in-demand show list, and continues to maintain its high rating.

The TV series has received ratings of just 50% on Rotten Tomatoes and 10% from Google. With the increasing amount of criticism and the collective negative response, it was not expected to see the series perform well on the weekly TV shows chart. It has been revealed that the series has secured the second spot on its premiere week’s ranking for the most in-demand new shows, placing a bit higher than even The Last of Us. The series continues to attract a large number of viewers despite its low ratings on every channel. 

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Velma officially comes out as a lesbian in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
Velma comes out as a lesbian in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!

Will There be Velma Season 2?

With the unexpectedly high turnover of viewers continues towards the series, the question surrounding the renewal of the series has kept hitting the minds of the viewers of the series. The show’s demand in the U.S. has increased to a shocking 127%. The series’ viewership performance is 37.3 times higher than an average series. Though there has been no official confirmation regarding the show, there have been reports claiming that the work for Season 2 has already begun.

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Mindy Kaling - The Voice actor of Velma
Mindy Kaling – The Voice actor of Velma

The series’ episode 1 titled Velma was released on January 12, 2023, on HBO Max. The TV series will comprise a total of ten episodes. It releases two episodes every Thursday on a weekly basis. And the last two episodes of the series are scheduled to be released on February 9, 2023, on HBO Max.


Written by Vivek Kumar

A young passionate mind with a knack for writing. Vivek Kumar is currently majoring in Psychology and is set to share his thoughts with the rest of the world with his critical writing. If he is not writing he can be seen binging anime.