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Tracee Ellis Ross To Star & Exec Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff From MTV Studios

Tracee Ellis Ross To Star & Exec Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff From MTV Studios

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is set to star in and executive produce adult animated comedy Jodie, the first in a series of spinoffs based on MTV’s iconic Daria franchise. Ross will voice the title character, Jodie.

Daria, which ran for five seasons (1997-2002), came out of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead based on the widespread appeal of the Daria Morgendorffer character whose wry wisdom was beyond her high school years. Daria was hailed for her feminist take on key issues such as class, race and gender.

Created and written by Grace Nkenge Edwards (Insecure), Jodie will be centered around fan favorite and Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon (voiced by Ross), an African American character from the original series credited with helping to shape a generation of women. Jodie will follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech.

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