Tracee Ellis Ross is ”thrilled” to be voicing the lead character in ‘Daria’ spin-off ‘Jodie’.
The ‘Black-ish’ is proud to be lending her abilities to Jodie Landon, the primary black feminine character in an ”grownup animated present” in nearly 20 years and the MTV sequence will observe her alter ego as she ”comes into her personal and enters the office in her first post-college job in tech”.
Tracee stated in a press release: ”I’m thrilled to convey this mission to life with MTV, each as government producer and by voicing Jodie’s character. Being in a position to give voice to contemporary, feminist and unexplored tales of younger ladies excites me.
”We will function a various solid, comprised primarily of unapologetically sensible and bold younger feminine characters who’re susceptible and flawed and fascinating and humorous….
”Jodie would be the first grownup animated present in nearly 20 years that can star a black lady. It will probably be a sensible, humorous office comedy filled with commentary about every thing from gentrification to intercourse to tech to call-out tradition.”
MTV had initially introduced the brand new sequence could be a reboot of ‘Daria’ – which was a ‘Beavis and Butthead’ offshoot that ran for 5 seasons from 1997 to 2002 – however they’ve now confirmed ‘Jodie’ would be the first in plenty of new spin-offs they’ve deliberate.
MTV president Chris McCarthy stated: ”Given the fervour for these characters, there was just one one that might construct upon the legacy to reimagine Jodie for an entire new era, and that individual is Tracee Ellis Ross.
”This marks one other thrilling step ahead for MTV Studios as we construct out a large new slate based mostly on the wealthy characters from the historical past in MTV Animation.”
Other fellow former college students from Lawndale High School may also seem in ‘Jodie’, although it’s unclear who as but.