The previously announced Daria spinoff, Jodie, is now being developed as an animated film.
The news comes courtesy of Variety, with the outlet confirming the animated film has set its cast. Tracee Ellis Ross, who was previously attached to the television series, will remain on board and voice the title role of Jodie, Daria’s friend from high school. The animated film will follow Jodie as she navigates life after college graduation as she prepares to work as an intern for the prestigious tech firm, Firstfinity.
Joining Ellis Ross in the film are Pamela Adlon (King of the Hill), Cole Escola (Tuca & Bertie), Jojo T. Gibbs (Good Trouble), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Zosia Mamet (The Flight Attendant), Alex Moffat (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Dermot Mulroney (Shameless), Arden Myrin (Insatiable), Kal Penn (House), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show), and Heléne Yorke (Masters of Sex).
Aldon plays Jocelyn Light, Escola plays Ryan, Gibbs plays Tiffany, Jackson Harper will play Mack, Mamet will play Greta, Moffat will play Barry, Mulroney will play Lionel, Myrin will play Britney, Penn will play Sandeep, Siriboe will play Raymond, Sloan will play Cas, and Yorke will play Nia.
The Daria spinoff was first announced in 2018. At the time, it was thought the project would focus on both Daria and Jodie. A year later, it was confirmed the project would actually serve as a standalone Jodie project with Ellis Ross joining the series. The animated film will be written by Grace Edwards, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Ellis Ross and Ashley Kohler of Awesome Inc. MTV Entertainment Studios, who aired the original series, is also producing.