Daria Spin Off ‘Jodie’ Now Set As A Movie

The 1997 MTV animated series Daria is coming out with a spin-off movie called Jodie, which creators originally planned as a series.

The adult animated series Daria was a very popular series which ran from 1997 to 2002. Daria was originally a spin-off from another popular adult show Beavis and Butthead.

Back in 2018, there was a plan to make a spin-off titled Daria and Jodie. But in June 2019 MTV announced that they will be making a stand alone series called Jodie for Comedy Central.

It was also announced that Tracee Ellis Ross (Mixed-ish, The High Note) will be voicing the character, instead of the original voice actress Jessica Cydnee Jackson. Jodie Landon is Jackson’s only acting credit. She has voiced the role since 1997 up to the 2002 TV movie Daria in ‘Is It College Yet?’.

Daria Spin Off ‘Jodie’ Now Set As A Movie

Daria Spin Off Jodie Now Set As A Film

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It has been reported by Variety that the spin–off Jodie will now be a movie instead of a series. Not only that, the movie has added a number of actors to the project. List of the actors and their roles are below.

Character description provided by MTV Studios:

  • Tracee Ellis Ross will play Jodie, the iconic character from Daria. Fresh from college graduation and full of ambition, Jodie heads to the big city for a prestigious internship at tech behemoth, FirstFinity.
  • Pamela Adlon will play Jocelyn Light, the trailblazing VP of Internet Affairs at FirstFinity who Jodie reveres.
  • Cole Escola will play Ryan, Jodie’s intern friend at FirstFinity who is allergic to earnestness.
  • Jojo T. Gibbs will play Tiffany, who has swag for weeks, lives in Jodie’s building, and is Cas’s ex.
  • William Jackson Harper will play Mack, Jodie’s witty and supportive high school sweetheart from the original Daria series.
  • Zosia Mamet will play Greta, a beachy-waved, self-proclaimed empath and Jodie’s fellow intern at FirstFinity.
  • Alex Moffat will play Barry, the overeager internship coordinator at FirstFinity who, despite being in his 50s, desperately tries to be Gen-Z cool.
  • Dermot Mulroney will play Lionel, the powerful and charming CEO of FirstFinity.
  • Arden Myrin will play Britney, the former Lawndale cheerleader from Daria turned influencer at FirstFinity.
  • Kal Penn will play Sandeep, another fellow intern who is a fitness-obsessed, tech bro.
  • Kofi Siriboe will play Raymond, Jodie’s incredibly handsome, but not-so-friendly supervisor at Firstfinity.
  • Dulcé Sloan will play Cas, Jodie’s fun-loving best friend from college and new roommate. A finance genius and social butterfly, Cas plays as hard as she grinds.
  • Helene Yorke will play Nia, Jodie’s brown-nosing, fellow intern who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.

Daria Spin Off ‘Jodie’ Now Set As A Movie

Daria Spin Off Jodie Now Set As A Film

Image: MTV Network

With the cast seemingly in full, and an impressive set of actors too. There is no question that the movie is now in full swing.

The movie will pick up after Jodie graduates from college and starts to work for a tech company.

MTV Studios is still looking into where the movie will be shown. No planned release date as of yet.

The movie Jodie is written by Grace Edwards (Insecure, Dollface).

For fans of the classic series Daria and Beavis and Butthead, what do you think of the upcoming Jodie?


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