Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in Spinoff

Tracee Ellis Ross will voice and executive produce Jodie, the Daria spinoff, which was also a Beavis and Butt-head spinoff. The show will be developed by MTV Studios. The show will focus on Jodie as she begins her first tech job after college. It is reported that other students from Lawndale High School from Daria will appear in the Jodie series as well. The show highlights Generation Z issues, workplace environments, white privilege, and will seek to empower genders and races, focusing on minorities.

Tracee said of playing Jodie, "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."

Producing Jodie will add to Ross' repertoire of shows. She is also set to produce another spinoff, Mixed-ish, of Black-ish, which she is a star character and regular in.

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