HBO Max Announces New Animated Series CLONE HIGH, VELMA And FIRED ON MARS, While Renewing Others

HBO Max Announces New Animated Series CLONE HIGH, VELMA And FIRED ON MARS, While Renewing Others

Continuing its focus on animation, streaming service HBO Max Announces a number of new series, including a continuation of CLONE HIGH and SCOOBY-DOO prequel series, VELMA.

HBO Max announced series orders for three new adult animated series, including a two-season order for Clone High, a modern “refresh” of the hit series from Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence that was set at a high school for clones of historical figures. Beyond that, there’s a 10-episode series order for Warner Bros. Animation’s Velma, a new comedic origin prequel story starring the unsung and underappreciated brains of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. gang, Velma Dinkley, voiced by executive producer Mindy Kaling; and Fired on Mars, which is an existential workplace comedy set five minutes in the future set on the Martian campus of a modern tech company, voiced by Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live).

There’s also a season two (which premieres February 25) and three pick-up for JG Quintel’s adult-animated comedy Close Enough, from Cartoon Network Studios. Additionally, the streamer has confirmed it is producing presentations for a slate of animated originals currently in development.

“It is a tremendous privilege to build on the 100 year plus legacy of ‘cartoons’ at this company.  We can draw a straight line from our hundreds of childhood hours spent watching Bugs outwit Elmer to the current slate of adult animated projects we are building here at HBO Max and we think fans will agree,” said Suzanna Makkos, EVP, Original Comedy and Adult Animation, HBO Max. “We are proud to introduce this distinctive group of series from a wide range of diverse creators that will form a first stop destination for animation lovers everywhere.”

These new adult animated series join an impressive slate of upcoming adult animated series including Harley Quinn, The Prince, Santa Inc., 10-Year-Old Tom and The Boondocks

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