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First Look: Live-Action ‘Daphne & Velma’

Daphne & Velma, the live-action origin story of the two female cartoon stars of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, will be released on Blu-ray, dvd, and digital on May 22.

The direct-to-video film is produced by Blue Ribbon Content, the digital studio of Warner Bros. Television Group. Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue, Descendants: Wicked World) and Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) will portray Daphne and Velma, respectively. Here’s a trailer followed by the synopsis:

State-of-the-art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new transfer student, the bright & optimistic Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) who is excited to finally go to school with her online bestie, the whip-smart & analytical Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman). But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Once cheery and full of life, kids now appear in a “zombiefied” state – lifeless and shells of themselves. Can Daphne and Velma learn to work together and save the students or will they become the next victims? Get ready for thrills and laughs as we follow the first adventures of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo.

The project is produced by Ashley and Jennifer Tisdale through their production company Blondie Girl Productions, which focuses on “telling stories for millennial women by millennial women.” Suzi Yoonessi (Olive and Mocha: First Kiss, Dear Lemon Lima) directs from a script by Kyle Mack and Caitlin Meares. Yoonessi also produces along with the Tisdales, Amy Kim, and Jaime Burke.

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