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Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in and Govt Produce Daria Spinoff Jodie

Daria followers, rejoice!

On Thursday, MTV Studios introduced that it is going to be bringing again part of the late 1990s with a Daria spinoff, Jodie!

Jodie will comply with Daria Morgendorffer’s good pal Jodie Landon as she — a black, feminine Gen Z-er — explores post-college life in her first job.

Jodie shall be portrayed by Tracee Ellis Ross, who will each voice and govt produce the spinoff.

“I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV,” the actress, 46, stated in a press release. “Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me.”

Tracee Ellis Ross and character Jodie

Tracee Ellis Ross and character Jodie
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; MTV

“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,” the Golden Globe winner added.

The present would be the first to characteristic a black feminine lead in an grownup animated collection in nearly 20 years. It’s set to delve into themes of gender and racial empowerment, together with exploring problems with privilege by humor.

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“It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture,” Ross defined.

Insecure author and co-producer Grace Nkenge Edwards is the creator and head author on Jodie. MTV’s Trevor Rose, Morgana Rosenberg and Amy Doyle will govt produce the present alongside Ross.

“Given the passion for these characters, there was only one person who could build upon the legacy to reimagine Jodie for a whole new generation, and that person is Tracee Ellis Ross,” Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, stated in a press release. “This marks another exciting step forward for MTV Studios as we build out a wide new slate based on the rich characters from the history in MTV Animation.”

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