"If people freak out about that, I don't care," the star and producer says about making the beloved Scooby-Doo character South Asian in the new series.

Velma Dinkley is getting her own show... and from the looks of things, it's going to be gruesome.

Velma star and executive producer Mindy Kaling shared the first image from the upcoming adult animated series at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront presentation Wednesday. As anyone who's watched Scooby-Doo cartoons before knows, Velma was often the brains of the operation, and so she'll be at the forefront of mystery-solving in her new solo series. The crimes she's investigating may not be kid-friendly, though; the image featured Velma coming upon a young woman who had the top of her head sliced off somehow.

Mindy Kaling shares first look of her upcoming HBO Max animated series 'Velma.'
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The image also makes clear that Velma will be of South Asian heritage in the new series.

"Hopefully you noticed my Velma is South Asian," Kaling told the crowd. "If people freak out about that, I don't care."

HBO Max announced the development of Velma last year, describing it as "an original and humorous spin that unmasks the complex and colorful past of one of America's most beloved mystery solvers."

Check out the first Velma image above.

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