Black-ish star, Tracee Ellis Ross will star in and be the executive producer of Jodie, a spinoff of the show Daria.
This series will “follow Jodie as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech. Other former students from Daria’s Lawndale High will also appear. Jodie will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, themes of empowerment across gender and racial lines, and explorations of privilege.”
In a statement, Ross she is thrilled to narrate Jodie, “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, compromised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny.”
Ross also notes that Jodie “will be the first adult animated show un almost 20 years that will star a black woman.”
The show, originally titled Daria and Jodie, is written by Grace Nkenge Edwards and is in development with MTV Studios.
No premiere date has been announced at this time.