Scooby and the gang are reuniting on The CW this year The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special, a parody of similar cast reunion specials that have become increasingly popular over the past year. Just days away from the premiere of Friends: the reunion On HBO Max, The CW announced three new projects in the works for the 2021 holiday season. Among them is a new special featuring Mystery Inc. slips out of character to talk about ‘filming’. Scooby Doo.
Per THR, The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special will bring “the Mystery, Inc. gang to the Warner Bros. lot to reminisce about their favorite cases and how they were filmed. They soon discover, however, that the studio has its own monster problem.” Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television are producing the special in collaboration with Warner Horizon and Abominable Pictures.
Also announced for this year’s holidays on the network were two other specials. Another animated special, Beebo saves Christmas, will find “the fluffy toy-altered-furry god who ventures to the North Pole in search of the true meaning of Christmas after an efficiency-minded elf decides the holidays would be better without Santa.” Written by Matt Maala and Kevin Shinick, it stars the voices of Ben Diskin, Kimiko Glenn, Yvette Nicole Brown, Keith Ferguson, Chris Kattan, Ernie Hudson, and Victor Garber.
A reboot of The Waltons movie is also taking place on The CW in the form of an all-new TV movie. Set to release on the network later this year, The Homecoming of the Waltons marks the 50th anniversary of the fictional family’s debut on CBS. Also set in the 1930s, the film has a similar premise: The film will portray the Walton family with all-new actors, although original star Richard Thomas will serve as the narrator. The movie will potentially cause the series to reboot if it gets it right.
Meanwhile another one Scooby Doo series was also recently announced for HBO Max. Led by Mindy Kaling (The office, The Mindy Project), the series is called Velma, aimed specifically at Velma Dinkley in a series aimed more at an adult audience. The series has already received a 10-episode order from HBO Max, and in addition to executive producing, Kaling will also voice the bespectacled mystery solver. It will “[tell] the origin story of Velma Dinkley, the unsung and underrated brain of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang. “
Scooby Doo has gone through many different incarnations since first appearing on the scene in 1969 with Scooby-Doo, where are you?. New versions of the series are constantly being made, with Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Premiered on Boomerang’s streaming service in 2019. Just like the classic Scooby Doo mysteries, the episodes bring special celebrity guests to Mystery Inc. to help solve mysteries. Last year, the franchise’s latest movie was also released as one of the pandemic’s few major releases.
None of the CW projects have an official release date yet, however The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special and the other programs will head to The CW sometime this holiday season in late 2021. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.