Today, MTV Entertainment Studios announced the cast of its new animated film Jodie, a spinoff of the network’s highly-popular Daria series.
Featuring the award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross as the voice of Jodie, the cast also includes Pamela Adlon, Cole Escola, Jojo T. Gibbs, William Jackson Harper, Zosia Mamet, Alex Moffat, Dermot Mulroney, Arden Myrin, Kal Penn, Kofi Siriboe, Dulcé Sloan, and Heléne Yorke. The film will follow Jodie Landon as she leaves college, moves to a gentrifying city, and begins working at a peculiar tech company called Firstfinity.
Executive produced by writer and showrunner Gracie Edwards alongside Ellis Ross and Ashley Kohler; the film will explore the all too familiar struggle that comes from someone’s first job after graduation. Jodie will satirize workplace culture, social media, the difficulties that members of Generation Z face on a constant basis, and so much more.
Take a look at the film’s cast below.
Grace Edwards, Showrunner
Jodie was executive produced and written by showrunner Grace Edwards.
Tracee Ellis Ross – Jodie
Tracee Ellis Ross will play Jodie, the character from Daria. Fresh from college graduation and full of ambition, she heads to the big city for an internship at a tech company.
Photo by Maarten de Boer
Kofi Siriboe – Raymond
Kofi Siriboe will play Raymond, Jodie’s incredibly handsome, but not-so-friendly supervisor at Firstfinity.
Jojo T. Gibbs – Tiffany
Jojo T. Gibbs will play the stylish and cool Tiffany, who lives in Jodie’s building and is Cas’s ex.
Dulcé Sloan – Cas
Dulcé Sloan will play Cas, Jodie’s fun-loving best friend from college and new roommate.
William Jackson Harper – Mack
William Jackson Harper will play Mack, Jodie’s witty and supportive high school sweetheart from the original Daria series.
Kal Penn – Sandeep
Kal Penn will play Sandeep, another fellow intern who is a fitness-obsessed, techie.
Pamela Adlon – Jocelyn Light
Pamela Adlon will play Jocelyn Light, the trailblazing VP of Internet Affairs at FirstFinity who Jodie reveres.
Cole Escola – Ryan
Cole Escola will play Ryan, Jodie’s intern friend at Firstfinity.
Zosia Mamet – Greta
Zosia Mamet will play the “empathetic” Greta, Jodie’s fellow intern at Firstfinity.
Alex Moffat – Barry
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 – Lionel
Dermot Mulroney will play Lionel, the powerful and charming CEO of Firstfinity.
Arden Myrin – Britney
Arden Myrin will play Britney, the former Lawndale cheerleader from Daria turned influencer at FirstFinity.
Helene Yorke – Nia
Helene Yorke will play Nia, Jodie’s fellow intern who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.