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Mystery Incorporated
Genre Teen Drama

Mystery

Created by Ifan Barber

Based on "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears

Starring Nick Robinson

Florence Pugh

Odeya Rush

Alex Wolff

Opening Theme "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" Theme - Instrumental Remix
Location Crystal Cove, California
Country Of Origin United States of America
Number Of Episodes 57
Running Time 42 minutes
Original Channel: The CW
Original Air Date October 3rd 2019 - present
Produced by Sony Pictures Television
Directed by Various
Mystery Incorporated is an American teen drama series based on the 1969 animated series Scooby-Doo, Where are You! and subsequent media. The series was adapted for The CW by Ifan Barber, and is produced by Sony Television Pictures. Originally conceived as a feature film adaptation from Sony Motion Pictures in 2014, before the concept was re-imagined as a live-action television series at CBS. In 2018, the project's development moved to The CW, where the series was given a 13-episode straight-to-series order. Filming takes place in San Diego, California.

The series, which is set in the 1970s, features four main leads, two male and two female, along with an ensemble of supporting characters. Each of the leads are based on Scooby Doo characters, Nick Robinson portrays Fred Jones Jr., Florence Pugh as Velma Dinkley, Odeya Rush as Daphne Blake and Alex Wolff as Norville "Shaggy" Rogers. The series also features Scooby the Great Dane in a non-speaking capacity. Other characters include Fred's father, the town mayor; Velma's mother, who is also Shaggy's aunt, and Daphne's grandmother, as well as various other townspeople and the core four's friends and schoolmates.

The series debuted on October 3rd 2019 to positive reviews. A 22-episode second season premiered on September 30th 2020. In May 2021, The CW ordered a third season, which premiered on September 29th 2021.

Cast

Main

  • Nick Robinson as Fred Jones, Jr., the son of Crystal Cove's mayor. He is an aspiring police officer, and the most popular student at Crystal Cove High School. He's more complicated than people think.
  • Florence Pugh as Velma Dinkley, the star pupil of Crystal Cove High School, and a self-proclaimed "rare hyrbrid" of popular nerd. She has been best friends with Fred since kindergarten, she has a secret obsession with Crystal Cove's supernatural history.
  • Odeya Rush as Daphne Blake, the head cheerleader at Crystal Cove High School, she has had a long-term on-and-off feud with Velma for as long as they've known each other, but when she experiences a supernatural occurrence at school after-hours, she turns to Velma for help.
  • Alex Wolff as Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, a lonely stoner teen who arrives in Crystal Cove to live with his Aunt Roz and cousin Velma after the death of his parents in a car accident. He arrives in Crystal Cove with his canine companion, Scooby.

Supporting

  • Patricia Arquette as Roz Dinkley, Velma's mom and Shaggy's aunt, the sister of his late mother.
  • Timothy Olyphant as Sheriff Bob McKinley, Fred's mentor and friend, who often tells him about the odd cases plaguing Crystal Cove.
  • Melora Harding as Sandy Blake, Daphne's mom and the owner of Crystal Cove's hair salon.
  • Neal McDonough as Fred Jones, Sr., Fred's cold and unloving father who is mainly politically driven, he becomes corrupted by a recently-returned Donnie Dinkley.
  • Julianna Margulies as Gina Jones, Fred's dedicated step-mother who tries to give him the life his drug addicted estranged mother couldn't. She is also Crystal Cove's go-to real estate agent.
  • Linda Lavin as Grandma Vera Blake, Sandy's mother and Daphne's grandma, she is initially seen living in Crystal Grove retirement home, but after rekindling her relationship with her daughter after a serious bout of sickness, she relocates to her daughter's house in Crystal Cove. She was once a sleuth much like her granddaughter.
  • Christian Slater as Donnie Dinkley, Roz's manipulative ex-husband and Velma's father. He returns to Crystal Cove and attempts to take over town, but after alienating everyone, he is found dead. (Season 1)
  • Amy Ryan as Melissa Dinkley, Donnie's sister who visits from New York for Donnie's funeral, and then returns to report on a string of disappearing students in Crystal Cove. (season 2)
  • Dove Cameron as Karen Follies, Daphne's best friend who gets caught up in aftermath of Donnie Dinkley's death. (Guest season 1, Recurring season 2)

Episodes

Season 1

Season 1 of Mystery Incorporated premiered on October 3rd 2019 and ran for 13 episodes.

Episode Title Synopsis Airdate
1 Pilot/The First Mystery When Shaggy Rogers arrives in Crystal Cove in September 1970 for the new school year, he quickly is introduced to his cousin Velma's best friend Fred, who both share his interest in the supernatural. After Fred is tipped off by Sheriff McKinley of a potential ghost sighting at Crystal Grove, the town's old people's home, the group can't help but investigate. While there, they bump into Daphne Blake, who is visiting her grandmother, and has had a supernatural experience of their own. After successfully finding the culprit of the disturbances, the four decide to work together and solve future mysteries together, banding together to form "Mystery Incorporated". October 3rd 2019
2 The Mystery of Follies Manor Daphne's best friend contacts Mystery Incorporated when she believes a ghost is stealing expensive antiques from their manor. October 10th 2019
3 The Mystery of the Lakeside Screamer Shaggy finds a book telling the ancient story of Crystal Cove's lakeside screamer, but when the screamer returns, Mystery Incorporated task themselves with learning the truth. October 17th 2019
4 The Mystery of the Mouse Killer When mice turn up dead in the science lab of Crystal Cove High, the gang suspect foul play. Meanwhile, Roz gets an unexpected phone call and confides in Sandy. October 24th 2019
5 The Mystery of the Abandoned House When Fred's step-mother is tasked with selling the infamous Hollingsworth House, she reluctantly recruits Mystery Incorporated to do some investigating when the long-abandoned house appears to be occupied again. October 31st 2019
6 The Mystery of the Missing Study Group When five Crystal Cove high students fail to show up to their regular history study group, Sheriff McKinley insists that Mystery Incorporated stay out of the investigation, but Shaggy can't help himself. November 7th 2019
7 The Mystery of The Dead Parents Shaggy finally confides in his friends over the mysterious death of his parents, with the help of his aunt Roz. November 14th 2019
8 The Mystery of Dad Roz and Velma are left shellshocked when Donnie arrives on their doorstep, so she recruits Mystery Incorporated to help her figure out why he's back. November 21st 2019
9 The Mystery of Forgotten Deadlines Distracted by Velma's father's return, the group hustle down and study for their upcoming winter finals, but can't help but be drawn in by a mystery haunting their history teacher. November 28th 2019
10 The Mystery of The Salon's Spirit Daphne's mom asks Mystery Incorporated to find out why she's suddenly had a drop in clients, and it seems that a local psychic has something to do with it. January 9th 2020
11 The Mystery of the Mayor's Office Velma discovers that her father is up to no good, and turns to Fred when she discovers that his father might be involved too. Shaggy supports Daphne when her grandmother falls sick, and the pair learn of her grandmother's sleuthing in the 1920s. January 16th 2020
12 The Mystery of Dad Revisited Velma and the gang take actions into their own hands when their discover Donnie plans on scamming the entire town, but when tragedy strikes, Crystal Cove comes to a standstill. January 23rd 2020
13 The Mystery of the Dead Body Despite warnings from Sheriff McKinley, Mystery Incorporated launch their own investigation into the shocking death of Velma's scheming father. Meanwhile, a recovering Grandma Blake moves in with Sandy, and their rally round a grieving Roz. January 30th 2020
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