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HBO Max orders Scooby-Doo spin-off

February 11, 2021

By Nik Roseveare

HBO Max has announced series orders for three new adult animated series including: a ten-episode series order for Warner Bros Animation’s Velma, a new comedic origin story starring the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc gang, Velma Dinkley, voiced by executive producer Mindy Kaling; Clone High, a modern refresh of the hit series from Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence that was set at a high school for clones of historical figures: and Fired On Mars, an existential workplace comedy set five minutes in the future, voiced by Pete Davidson.

Additionally, the US streamer has confirmed it has ordered two more seasons of JG Quintel’s adult-animated comedy Close Enough, from Cartoon Network Studios. In the UK, the first season is available on Netflix.

“It is a tremendous privilege to build on the 100 year plus legacy of ‘cartoons’ at this company.  We can draw a straight line from our hundreds of childhood hours spent watching Bugs outwit Elmer to the current slate of adult animated projects we are building here at HBO Max and we think fans will agree,” said Suzanna Makkos, EVP, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max. “We are proud to introduce this distinctive group of series from a wide range of diverse creators that will form a first stop destination for animation lovers everywhere.”

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