For several months we at Omega Underground have been bringing you small tidbits on a possible Daphne and Velma origin feature film. We revealed some audition tapes and casting calls that went out. Also, revealing that Ashley Tisdale will be producing the film alongside her sister Jennifer Tisdale through their Blondie Girl Productions.
Now Deadline has announced that Sarah Jeffrey (Shades of Blue) has been cast as the red-headed Daphne Blake. With Sarah Gilman (Last Man Standing) cast as the genius glasses wearing Velma Dinkley. The report also confirmed our original story that the duo will be investigating why their classmates are turning into zombies:
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.
Filming was expected to begin this month in Kennesaw, Georgia right outside of Atlanta. The Tisdale sisters also added “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.”
Daphne and Velma has no set release date
— Sarah Jeffery (@sarahmjeffery3) November 28, 2017
Guess who’s playing Velma. Hint: it’s me ?? https://t.co/ppz4rPe3pu
— Sarah Gilman (@sarahbgilman) November 28, 2017