Where all my 80s/90s babies at? I know y’all remember the glory days of #MTV and all the shows it had to offer, including the cartoon #Daria, which ran for five years. I know y’all remember Daria and her dry humor, but do y’all remember her friend Jodie?
In case y’all need a refresher, Jodie was an intelligent black queen at Lawndale High and a fan fave on the show. While Daria may not be getting rebooted, Jodie’s story is being given new life and #TraceeEllisRoss will be voicing her as well as executive producing the show.
“‘Jodie’ will follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech,” according to @mtv. The series will satirize the post college workplace and personal adventures of “Generation Z”
In case you were wondering if some of the other characters from the Daria universe will be popping up, MTV says you can definitely count on it.
What “Daria” did for exploring the inanity of high school, “Jodie” will do for exploring the trials and tribulations of a first job, according to MTV.
The themes include empowerment across gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor.
“Jodie” marks the first adult animated sitcom to center around a Black female lead in nearly two decades. At its heart, “Jodie” will shine a light on the personal and professional issues all young people face in today’s complex, socially-conscious world, according to MTV.
“I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character. 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. It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture,” said Tracee Ellis Ross.
Roommates, are you here for “Jodie?” Let us know!
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