We’ll now be getting a double dose of Tracee Ellis Ross on our TV screens.
MTV Studios announced Thursday that the former ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree will not only voice but executive produce Jodie, a spin-off of the iconic 90s animated series, Daria.
“I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character,” Ross said in a statement. “Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me.”
The series “will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny,” Ross added. “It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture.”
The Emmy Award-winning actress also noted how her series is making history.
“As a very cool bonus, Jodie will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a Black woman,” she gushed.
Jodie is among the first spin-offs from the iconic series Daria, which ran for five seasons before ending in 2002. It will follow Daria Morgendorffer’s friend Jodie Landon as she leaves college and enters the technology workforce for the first time.
The series will not only provide social commentary for work culture, but also the struggles that are particular to Generation Z, such as social media and, of course, dating.
There’s no word yet on when Jodie will premiere.