Tracee Ellis Ross to Executive Produce and Star in 'Daria' Spinoff 'Jodie'
Published Jun 13, 2019We've been hearing word of a Daria reboot for quite some time, and while it's unclear if the show will return proper there's now news of an exciting spinoff.
Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is set to executive produce and star in Jodie, a spinoff that will focus on the life of Daria's good friend Jodie Landon. Ross will voice Jodie as she enters the workforce, starting her first post-college job in the tech world.
The show was created by Grace Nkenge Edwards (Insecure), who will also write the series.
Of the show, Ross shared the following statement [via Deadline]:
I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie's character. 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.
Stay tuned for more information on Jodie as it becomes available.