Comedy Central Picks up ‘Daria’ Spinoff ‘Jodie’
Comedy Central’s new adult cartoon, Jodie, was announced earlier today.
As a spinoff of MTV’s hit adult cartoon Daria, the show follows Daria’s high school friend, Jodie, as she graduates from college and steps foot into the real world. NAACP Image Award recipient and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) is set to voice the titular character and serve as an executive producer.
While Grace Edwards (Insecure, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) wrote and created the show for MTV Studios, it’s set to go along Comedy Central’s South Park, yet another adult cartoon that helped shape a niche sense of humor. When MTV Studios launched back in 2018, Jodie was pitched. Now that both Comedy Central and MTV Studios are both under ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, the two networks are bound to work more closely together. Whether this means more shows on Comedy Central or more shows on MTV is still unclear.
With contemporary humor in mind, Jodie is more geared towards millennials and generation Z. Not only will the cartoon cover the struggles every generation deals with after college, but it’ll cover modern complexities like social media appearance, gender exploration, privilege awareness, and how a Black girl navigates through it all. These themes are important in general, but especially important now that people are realizing the unjust treatment Black people are given in America. It’s crucial for another Black voice and experience to be portrayed on television.
As of now, Jodie has no premiere date, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we find out.