Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) and Sarah Jeffrey (Shades of Blue) are starring in a live-action Daphne and Velma film, with Jeffrey playing Daphne Blake and Gilman playing Velma Dinkley. Production’s underway with Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is eyeing a 2018 release.
According to Warner Bros., Daphne and Velma reimagines the origins of Mystery Inc’s female duo.
Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions is producing with Blue Ribon Content. Suzi Yoonessi is directing from a script by Kyle Mack and Caitlin Meares. Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Tisdale, Amy Kim, Jaime Burke, and Suzi Yoonessi are producing.
“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,” stated Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale. “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.”
“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 Plot: 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.