The Daria spin-off is now an animated movie

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planned by MTV Entertainment Studios Darya derivative series, Jodieis now an animated feature.

According to Variety, Jodie was officially reworked into a movie after being previously developed as an anime series. Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish) remains attached to the project as the voice of Jodie Landon, a character who first appeared in the 1997-2002 MTV animated series Darya. The next film follows Jodie as she graduates from college and begins an internship at Firstfinity, a prestigious tech company.

The complete main cast for the Jodie movie was also revealed. Ross will be joined by Pamela Adlon (king of the hill) as Jocelyn Light, Cole Escola (Tuca and Bertie) as Ryan, Jojo T. Gibbs (good problem) as Tiffany, William Jackson Harper (The right place) like Mack, Zosia Mamet (The stewardess) as Greta, Alex Moffat (Ralph breaks the internet) as Barry, Dermot Mulroney (Shameless) as Lionel, Arden Myrin (Shameless) like Britney, Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar go to the white castle) like Sandeep, Kofi Siriboe (Embarrassing) as Raymond, Dulce Sloan (The big North) as Cas and Helene Yorke (masters of sex) like Nia.

Before Ross reprized the role, Jodie Landon was voiced by Jessica Cydnee Jackson in Darya. That said, Jodie herself isn’t the only one Darya returning character for the spin-off. Harper’s character, Mack, is none other than Michael “Mack” Mackenzie, Jodie’s boyfriend from the original MTV series. During DaryaMack has been voiced by a number of different actors, including Delon Ferdinand, Paul Williams, Kevin Daniels, and Amir Williams.

Moreover, while the Variety piece spells her name as “Britney” at the time of this writing, an official description makes it clear that Myrin’s character is indeed former Lawndale High cheerleader Brittany Taylor. In Darya, Brittany was voiced by Janie Meritz. However, while Gibbs voices a character named Tiffany, the official description suggests that she is a different character from Daryaby Tiffany Blum-Deckler, voiced by Ashley Albert.

Full character descriptions can be found below:

  • Tracee Ellis Ross will play Jodie, the iconic character from “Daria”. Fresh out of college and full of ambition, Jodie heads to the big city for a prestigious internship with tech giant, Firstfinity.

  • Pamela Adlon will play Jocelyn Light, the pioneering VP of internet affairs at FirstFinity whom Jodie reveres.

  • Cole Escola will play Ryan, Jodie’s intern friend at Firstfinity who is seriously allergic.

  • Jojo T. Gibbs will play Tiffany, who has had swag for weeks, lives in Jodie’s apartment building, and is Cas’s ex.

  • William Jackson Harper will play Mack, Jodie’s witty and supportive girlfriend in the original series “Daria.”

  • Zosia Mamet will play Greta, a self-proclaimed beach wave empath and Jodie’s intern at Firstfinity.

  • Alex Moffat will play Barry, the over-eager Firstfinity internship coordinator who, despite being in his 50s, is desperately trying to be Gen-Z cool.

  • Dermot Mulroney will play Lionel, the powerful and charming CEO of Firstfinity.

  • Arden Myrin will play Britney, Daria’s former Lawndale cheerleader turned FirstFinity influencer.

  • Kal Penn will play Sandeep, another intern who is a fitness-obsessed technical brother.

  • Kofi Siriboe will play Raymond, Jodie’s stunningly handsome but not-so-likable supervisor at Firstfinity.

  • Dulcé Sloan will play Cas, Jodie’s fun-loving college best friend and new roommate. Financial genius and social butterfly, Cas plays as hard as she works hard.

  • Helene Yorke will play Nia, Jodie’s brown-nosed intern who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.

A Mike Judge spin-off Beavis & Butt-HeadGlenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn Darya originally aired on MTV for five seasons and two feature films from March 1997 to January 2002. The animated series followed the misanthropic adventures of Daria Morgendorffer (Tracy Grandstaff) after her family moved from Highland to Lawndale.

In 2018, MTV Studios began developing Daria and Jodie, a reboot series focusing on both Daria Morgendorffer and Jodie Landon. In 2019, however, the project was reworked into a solo spinoff series starring Jodie, with Grace Edwards as creator and Ross in the lead role. In 2020, it was reported that Jodie would air on Comedy Central, which — like MTV — is owned by Paramount, the company formerly known as ViacomCBS.

With Jodie currently being reworked into a feature film, it remains to be seen if it will remain on Comedy Central. Notably, ViacomCBS’ former Paramount+ streaming platform has already had success with animation, most notably with its hour-long specials based on Comedy Central. South Park. Paramount+ will also host MTV studios Beavis and Butthead revival, which itself was previously slated for Comedy Central.

Source: Variety

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