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MTV Greenlights ‘Daria’ Spin-Off ‘Jodie’

'black-ish' Star Tracee Ellis Ross to Voice the Lead CHaracter

MTV has ordered a spin-off series from animated series “Daria” called “Jodie,” with Tracee Ellis Ross set to voice the title role. The animated offshoot will follow Daria’s onetime schoolmate “as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech.” Other former students of Lawndale High will also appear in the series.

The logline from MTV: What “Daria” did for exploring the inanity of high school, “Jodie” will do for exploring the trials and tribulations of a first job. “Jodie” will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, the artifice of social media and more. With themes of empowerment across gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor, “Jodie” marks the first adult animated sitcom to center around an African American female lead in nearly two decades. At its heart, “Jodie” will shine a light on the personal and professional issues all young people face in today’s complex, socially-conscious world.