Daria Spin-Off To Focus On Jodie Landon With Tracee Ellis Ross

Credit: MTV

Everyone’s favourite animated series from the late 90s is coming back!

Well, kind of.

On June 13th, MTV announced that they have ordered a Daria spin-off that will be focused on one of the most popular characters on the show, Jodie, who will be voiced by Tracee Ellis Ross.

The show was originally going to be called Daria & Jodie but decided to go with one titular character – Jodie.

In a statement about it from MTV, they said:

“What Daria did for exploring the inanity of high school, Jodie will do for exploring the trials and tribulations of a first job. With themes of empowerment across gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor, Jodie… will shine a light on the personal and professional issues all young people face in today’s complex, socially-conscious world.”

Ross also released a statement about playing the character of Jodie and her excitement about the role.

“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.”

She also notes that Jodie will be “the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman.”

It’s pretty safe to say that a lot of us will be eagerly anticipating this show.

That being said…isn’t it about time Daria was on Netflix?! Someone start a petition!

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