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Clone High and Velma Dinkley join HBO Max’s new line-up of adult animated shows

February 12th, 2021 by Marc Comments

If you’re a fan of the Harley Quinn animated series, then this should be exciting news for you. If you’re not, why not?!

HBO Max has revealed that it plans to bring us a host of adult animated series with a Scooby-Doo spinoff and revival of Clone High topping the bill!

The Scooby-Doo series will focus on the origin of Scooby gang member Velma Dinkley, the brains of the operation who never gets the appreciation she deserves. Until now.

The series will be called Velma and will be exec produced by The Office’s Mindy Kaling (left) who will also voice Velma in the 10-part series.

As well as this, HBO Max has ordered two seasons of Clone High, which will reimagine the Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence 2002 series which was set at a high school for clones of historical figures.

Full disclosure, I had never heard of this series but have been watching it after reading about this and it’s really rather great – which shouldn’t be a surprise given the involvement of the trio behind it oh, and the full series is below for you to watch… it’s a bit adult, so there’s your heads up.

The new series will be written by Lord and Miller – who gave us Into the Spider-verse and the Lego movie, so needless to say, we’re excited to see what they do here.

Additionally, we’re getting Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey’s Fired on Mars, “an existential workplace comedy set on the Martian campus of a modern tech company” with SNL’s Pete Davidson doing some of the voicing.

JG Quintel’s Close Enough has also been renewed for an additional two more seasons.

Here, as promised, is the marathon of the full season of Clone High. Enjoy:

Source: IGN and Radio Times

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….