“Velma” has secured a renewal for Season 2 on Max.
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The announcement was made at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival by Suzanna Makkos, the executive vice president of original comedy and adult animation for Max and Adult Swim, during her “Share With” session.
“Velma” premiered its first season on what was then HBO Max in January. The adult animated comedy series recounts the origin story of Velma Dinkley and the Mystery Inc. gang from “Scooby Doo.” Mindy Kaling lends her voice to Velma, and the cast also includes Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu, Jane Lynch, Ming-Na Wen, Wanda Sykes, and more. Charlie Grandy developed the series for television and serves as executive producer and showrunner. Kaling also executive produces along with Howard Klein and Sam Register.
“The series that we create at Max are art and voice driven, with character and comedy coming before anything else,” said Makkos. “We’re always looking for hard comedy with heart and edge, diverse and inclusive shows with underlying thematic resonance, and character design that showcases the hand of the artist. I am so excited to share these incredible series with the world, and continue to show why Max is a great home for adult animation.”
Makkos also unveiled a first look trailer at Season 2 of the animated series “Ten Year Old Tom” and a first look image at the series “Young Love,” both of which can be seen below.
In addition, Makkos stated that Season 4 of the DC series “Harley Quinn” would return to Max this summer. Other shows mentioned included “Clone High,” “Fired on Mars,” the upcoming “Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake,” “Scavengers Reign,” and DC’s “Harley Quinn” spinoff “Kite Man: Hell Yeah!” (formerly announced with the working title “Noonan’s”) and “Creature Commandos,” from producers James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Makkos also revealed shows currently in development at Max, with more details on those below.
Max Animated Series in Development:
–Keeping Up with the Joneses The Newberry family faces challenges as they strive to maintain their former prestige while residing in the affluent Dallas suburb of Highland Park, overshadowed by the opulence of Jerry Jones and other wealthy neighbors.
Writers/Executive Producers: Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, Larry Dorf Studio/Prod Co: Warner Bros. Animation
–Anything Factory Created by Tom Kauffman (“Rick and Morty”), Anything Factory follows Henry Zingo as he returns to his roots to reconnect with his ailing father and assist his sister in managing the family business—a factory reminiscent of Wonka’s, plagued by ethical concerns.
Created by: Tom Kauffman and David Seger & Spencer Strauss Executive Producer: Tom Kauffman Executive Producer: Searchlight TV
–Uptown Bodega Tati Cruz inherits her father’s old Bodega and is determined to keep the business thriving in rapidly changing Nueva York with the support of her husband, three kids, and Rocky, the bodega cat.
Writers/Executive Producers: Oz Rodriguez & Lemon Anderson Executive Producer: Peter Murrieta Executive Producer: Greg Walter (3 Arts Entertainment) Studio: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group
First Look at “Young Love”