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[06/13/19 - 12:01 PM]
MTV Studios Taps Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in and Executive Produce "Daria" Spinoff "Jodie"
"Jodie" will be centered around fan favorite and Daria's good friend Jodie Landon, an African American character from the original series credited with helping to shape a generation of women.

[06/21/18 - 08:58 AM]
MTV Launches "MTV Studios" After Record Growth on Linear and Digital
The initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon "Daria"; cult sci-fi hit "Aeon Flux"; groundbreaking reality series "The Real World"; and an update of the Emmy Award-winning coming of age unscripted series "Made."







JODIE (MTV)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
6/21/18 - 6/13/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from MTV's press release, June 2019) MTV Studios, a unit of MTV and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced Peabody(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross will voice and executive produce "Jodie," the first in a series of spinoffs based on MTV's iconic "Daria" franchise. "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. "Jodie" will be centered around fan favorite and Daria's good friend Jodie Landon, 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. Other former students of Lawndale High will also appear. What "Daria" did for exploring the inanity of high school, "Jodie" will do for exploring the trials and tribulations of a first job. "Jodie" will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, the artifice of social media and more. With themes of 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 an African American 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Tracee Ellis Ross as Jodie
CREW INFORMATION:
· Amy Doyle as EP
· Grace Nkenge Edwards as CRTR/EP
· Morgana Rosenberg as EP
· Tracee Ellis Ross as EP
· Trevor Rose as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· MTV Studios