Many 90's kids probably remember spending their Saturday mornings eating a bowl of cereal on the couch while binging hilarious cartoons. One of the popular sitcoms was Daria, which followed the life of a teenage girl living in the suburbs. The idea for the show came from a re-occurring character in a previous cartoon, Beavis and Butt-Head. Now, nearly 20 years later, MTV has announced that a spin-off will be released, named Jodie! Here's what we know so far about the series.
When it was first revealed, MTV described the Daria spinoff as "reinvented through the eyes of the beloved heroine and one of her closest friends, Jodie Landon." While it's still unclear how big Daria's role will be, we know for sure that the main character will be Jodie. The show will start with her graduating from college, and according to Comedy Central, it "will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, the artifice of social media, and more." By using "themes of empowerment along gender and racial lines, explorations of privilege, and a wicked sense of humor, Jodie will shine a light on the personal and professional issues young Black women face today."
The showrunner Grace Edwards spilled some tea on what we can expect to see. "We're gonna see Jodie Landon, who used to be the perfect Black teen, come to a whole other environment and realize that she was the big fish in the small pond. And now she's a small fish in the ocean," she revealed. Although kids were the main audience back in the 90s, this upcoming show is more focused on watching Jodie grow up and become an adult, just like the children who used to watch her when they were young.
The voice of Daria will be voiced by Tracee Ellis Ross, who will also serve as one of the executive producers. Ross explained to Vanity Fair, "I was in before we even sat down. They felt that I would be the right voice to bring Jodie to life, and I was like, whaaaaaaat? It was the perfect mash-up of all of the things that I want represented in the world." We can't see what the cartoon has in store for us! While no official release date has been announced, we can expect to see it sometime this year on Comedy Central. Until then, stay tuned.