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Velma Season 2 is Reportedly in the Works, Fans Say: “The hate watching is really gonna make this show have multiple seasons”

Velma Season 2 is Reportedly in the Works, Fans Say: “The hate watching is really gonna make this show have multiple seasons”

HBO Max’s Velma series only aired a couple of days ago, but it seems it will get a sequel despite negative audience reception. The Mindy Kaling-led show became the most-watched debut, but it also received a 7% approval rating. Despite the hate before and after the premiere, a second season has been making a buzz.

Scooby-Doo Velma
Velma in Scooby-Doo!

Many alterations were made to the Scooby-Doo spin-off to diversify the characters. Its attempt to modernize the show was poorly received by fans, some even stating that the studio ruined their beloved franchise. Most of the backlash focused on the change of ethnicity of the cast and Scooby-Doo’s absence in the show.

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HBO Max’s Velma Is Getting A Sequel Despite Extreme Backlash

In a report from Entertainment Identifier Registry, Velma Season 2 is now being developed at HBO Max and Warner Bros. headquarters. The list showed the sequel will consist of 11 episodes. Only a few days passed since the pilot episode aired, yet fans started bombing the series on social media and even on Rotten Tomatoes.

There have been positive reviews amidst the hate on the show, some commending specific scenes, and dialogues. Others who provided negative remarks pointed out issues with the plot itself. The show generally carried a truckload of negative impressions since the studio announced its existence.

Velma South Asian
Velma revealed as a South Asian

Most of the toxicity in the reviews focused on the alteration of Velma’s ethnicity as the studio turned her into a brown Asian with Mindy Kaling as the voice actor. The campaign against the show has brought too much negativity to the image of the series.

Despite the intense aversion, some fans are still eager to watch the Scooby-Doo spin-off. It also seems that the studio is aware of the audience bombing the show, and they have addressed this before. It is an intriguing move for HBO to renew the series, whether this is a sarcastic response to the negative reception, or a chance to do better. So far, there are no details yet about the plot of the second season.

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Fans Believe The Hate Only Increased Velma Series Engagement

Velma HBO Max
HBO Max’s Velma series

Meanwhile, fans have reacted to the announcement of Velma Season 2. Many believed that the hate is only making the show popular and attracting more engagement. Check out their tweets below:

It seems likely that the attention given to the series is bringing the studio more money. Note that the first two episodes were the most watched HBO Max animated original series on its premiere day. Many fans also commented that this is what they get for hating the show.

Velma is now streaming on HBO Max.

Source: Entertainment Identifier Registry

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Written by Ariane Cruz

I write feature articles for FandomWire, mostly focusing on Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Netflix, HBO, and Hollywood news.