The Emmy-winning actress will introduce Jodie Landon, the wry, self-aware Black friend of Daria Morgendorffer, to a new generation. It will be the first adult animated series to feature a Black woman in nearly 20 years. “Black-ish” favorite Tracee Ellis Ross is set to star in and executive produce “Jodie,” a revival of the adult animated ‘90s comedy “Daria,” Deadline reported June 13. “Jodie” will kick off a series of spinoffs that are based on the MTV franchise, which ran from 1997 to 2002.
“Jodie was woke before woke was a thing!” Ross said in Vanity Fair. “Allowing in those voices that have been pushed to the fringes, that have lived full and extraordinary lives on the edges of what culture has deemed as popular–it feels exciting and apropos.”
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