The character in the iconic 90s MTV animated series “Daria” is spin-off on Comedy Central.
“Jodi” will play the voice of Tracy Ellis Ross’s brilliant, sometimes sarcastic character, who the audience first met at the fictional Landell High as a student and friend of Daria Morgentorfer.
The new series began as Jodi graduated from college and entered the complicated world.
“What ‘Daria’ has done to show how ugly the high school is for Zen X, is ‘pairing up’ to explore the trials and tribulations of the first job for the new generation. The series mocks workplace culture, Zen Z struggles, artwork. According to a press release. “With issues such as gender and racial empowerment, privilege exploration and bad humor, ‘Jodie’ shines a light on the personal and professional issues that young black women face today.”
“Daria” ran for five seasons on MTV from 1997 to 2002 and was a spin-off for the “Beavis and Butthead” franchise.
Through the lens of its main character, including race, gender, class and identity, “Daria” has been hailed by cultural critics as a favorite fictional feminist, which has helped shape a generation of women.
Ross, best known for his role as Rainbow Johnson in the hit ABC comedy “Black-ish,” also serves as the executive producer of a new series created by “insecure” writer and co-producer Grace Edwards.
MTV Studios is producing.