We're Finally Getting A Spinoff of Daria & It Features Tracee Ellis Ross
It's been 17 years since the final episode of Daria aired but now a series of spinoffs has been announced and it's being voiced and executive produced by none other than Emmy and Golden-Globe winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
Announced by MTV Studios, the spinoffs are set to focus on African-American character Jodie Landon, Daria's good friend from the original series.
The series is set to take place years after her time at Lawndale High School and will focus on the trials and tribulations of her first job out of college in tech industry. It will satirise Gen Z stereotypes, workplace culture, social media usage - all while continuting the theme of highlighting gender and racial empowerment.
COME THRU JODIE ~ @mtv studios and @gracyact I am thrilled to bring this project to life with Grace Nkenge Edwards and MTV Studios, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character. Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories about women of color excites me. Jodie will spin-off from the cult classic Daria with the brilliant, sweet and sarcastic black girl magic that is Jodie Landon. To have the sidekick character move to the forefront is a real metaphor for what is happening in our culture. There hasn’t been an adult animated show centered on an African American female character for more than a decade (BET’s short-lived series, Hey Monie!). Allowing in those voices that have been pushed to the fringes, that have lived full and extraordinary lives on the edges of what culture has deemed as popular—it feels exciting and apropos.
The 46-year-old actress took to Instagram to announce the good news and express her gratitude in being the voice of Jodie's character and executive producing the show.
"I am thrilled to bring this project to life with Grace Nkenge Edwards and MTV Studios, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character." Ross said. "Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories about women of color excites me."
There's no word when the spinoff series will be released as of yet but rest assured, we're excited for this one more than anyone.