Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in ‘Jodie,’ Animated Spinoff of ‘Daria’
MTV is going ahead with the first spinoff from the animated series, Daria. The spinoff, entitled Jodie, will feature Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) as one of the executive producers and voice of title character, Jodie Landon.
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The show will follow her “as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech.”
In a statement, Ross said that:
“Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me, Jodie will spin off from the cult classic Daria, and with the brilliant, sweet and sarcastic black girl magic that is Jodie Landon, we will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny. As a very cool bonus, Jodie will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman. It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture.”
Daria first appeared on an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head, before branching off and running for five seasons, with two tv films, from 1997-2002. The series followed the smart, sarcastic, and realist high school student Daria Morgendorffer as she observed the world around her.
It is unknown which network will air the new series at this time. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.