Mystery Inc.’s intrepid female sleuths will star in their own feature-length origins movie from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content. Currently in production, Daphne and Velma is a live-action project inspired by the world of Scooby-Doo, starring Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue) and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) as Daphne and Velma, respectively.
“We wanted to give the audience a new take on these two familiar faces, who are fan favorites in the Scooby-Doo universe,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content & Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “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.”
The project is being produced with Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions, and will be release by Warner Bros. Home Ent. in 2018. Lifeboat Prod. provides production services.
“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,” said Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale, producers and founders of Blondie Girl Productions. “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.”
Synopsis: Before their eventual team-up with Scooby and the gang, bright & optimistic Daphne and whip-smart & 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, an incredible 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.
Daphne and Velma is being directed by Suzi Yoonessi, who also produces with Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale, Amy Kim and Jaime Burke; script by Kyle Mack & Caitlin Meares.