‘Who asked for this?’: Mindy Kaling’s Velma Getting a 2nd Season Despite Insanely Bad Reviews Proves No Publicity is Bad Publicity

'Who asked for this?': Mindy Kaling's Velma Getting a 2nd Season Despite Insanely Bad Reviews Proves No Publicity is Bad Publicity
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Since its release, Velma has been a lightning rod for controversies for its dark premise and egotistical and inconsiderate take on the beloved Scooby-Doo character, Velma. And even though the show has garnered severe criticism over its butchering of the iconic character, it appears the studios aren’t bothered by the hate until it’s pulling views.

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Despite getting heavily bombed on the internet and ridiculed by a substantial portion of the audience, the Scooby-Doo spinoff has become a colossal success for HBO Max. And it seems that the studio isn’t done capitalizing on its negative criticisms.

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 Mindy Kaling's Velma
Mindy Kaling’s Velma

Velma is moving forward with a new season despite controversies

Despite garnering a huge pile of criticisms, the R-rated animated show is officially moving toward a second season. The CEO and chairman of Warner Television Group, Channing Dungey, revealed their plethora of projects to Deadline, which are in development and it appears that one of them is Velma Season 2. Deadline stated,

“Dungey’s team is working on a second season of Scooby-Doo spinoff Velma, an adult animated comedy that comes from Mindy Kaling,”

Despite the criticisms, it seems that the executives at HBO Max are quite satisfied with the huge number of subscribers it’s garnering to the platform despite the backlash it’s receiving. And netizens haven’t shied away from sharing their distaste with the Studios’ decision to thrive on the hate and keep on butchering the beloved characters.

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Twitter erupts after the renewal of Velma for a new season

Although the HBO Max show has garnered huge numbers on the platform, and not for good reasons, the prime reason behind its excessive viewing numbers is hate-watching. And despite the excessive hate and review bombing campaigns against the show, it has ultimately resulted in HBO Max’s benefit.

And the confirmation of the second season was the straw that broke the camel’s back, as people are furious over the studio’s decision to capitalize on its hate rather than understanding why it was hated. Many Twitter users didn’t shy away from calling out their decision for green-lighting another season and shared their disgust over the matter.

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Also read: ‘They’re butchering all the Scooby-Doo characters’: Velma’s HBO Max Debut Sparks Heated Debate, Fans Label it ‘Just Another Generic Cartoon’

HBO Max's Velma season 1
HBO Max’s Velma season 1

Considering the writing and direction of the first show, fans aren’t quite confident that the upcoming season will change its course for the better and provide a watchful experience for the audience. But even though it appears that the executives are just looking to profit from their hate, fans of the characters will have to wait to see if the studios will learn from their mistakes.

Velma is available to stream on HBO Max.

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Source: Deadline

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Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.