tracee ellis ross produce star jodie daria spinoff
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Tracee Ellis Ross has confirmed she will be starring in and executive producing the forthcoming Daria spinoff, Jodie.

Ross will play the titular character, Jodie Landon, in the years after she and Daria graduated from Lawndale High. Ross told Pitchfork, “It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture.”

In a recent press release, Ross said, “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, 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.”

The spinoff is being created by Insecure’s Grace Nkenge Edwards who will serve as head writer.Dariaitself was originally a spinoff of Beavis and Butt-Head.

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