Mystery Inc.’s female duo are getting their own origins movie.
Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content, has begun production on Daphne and Velma – a live-action film focusing on the ladies of Scooby-Doo in their teenage years.
The film will star Shades of Blue’s Sarah Jeffery as the redheaded, scarf-wearing, Daphne Blake, and Last Man Standing’s Sarah Gilman as the bespectacled brain-box Velma Dinkley, and comes from Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions.
The film’s summary reads:
“Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright and optimistic Daphne and whip-smart and analytical Velma are both mystery-solving teens who are best friends but have only met online — until now. Daphne has just transferred to Velma’s school, Ridge Valley High, a tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school’s benefactor, tech billionaire Tobias Bloom. And while competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, Daphne and Velma dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear — only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.”
Blondie Girl Productions’ producers and founders, the Tisdale sisters, stated: “Blondie Girl is committed to telling stories from a female perspective, and we could not be more thrilled to give Daphne and Velma their own story. It’s so exciting to partner with Warner Home Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content to introduce a new generation to the smart, charismatic, fearless females that we all know and love.”
Peter Girardi, of Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Animation also said, “We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe. Daphne and Velma are two iconic and strong female characters, and this latest adventure of theirs will be both inspiring and entertaining for the audience.”
Daphne and Velma will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment next year.