Shadow And Act has learned that Comedy Central has picked up the upcoming Daria spinoff, Jodie, which is produced by and stars Tracee Ellis Ross. The project is from MTV Studios and is written by Grace Nkenge Edwards, who serves as head writer. We hear that the network is looking to pair the show with its staple program, South Park.
The series centers on Jodie Landon, Daria’s friend at the fictional Lawndale High. It picks up with her character graduating from college and entering a complicated world.
The network states: What Daria did for showing how inane high school was for Gen X, “Jodie” will do for exploring the trials and tribulations of a first job for a new generation. The series will satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, the artifice of social media and more. With 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.
Daria originally ran from 1997 to 2002 for five seasons as a spinoff of the Beavis and Butthead franchise.