MTV Studios has announced that they are releasing sever spin-offs based on the teen comedy Daria.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tracee Ellis Ross will voice and be an executive producer for the upcoming spin-off, Jodie. The animated series will focus on Daria’s friend as “she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech.”
“Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me,” Ross says in a statement. “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.”
Jodie will be the first of the TV series and films based on the Daria universe. The original Daria was a spin off of Beavis and Butthead and ran for five seasons from 1997 – 2002.