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Daria Spin-off Jodie Now an Animated Film, Sets Main Cast


MTV Entertainment Studios has announced the full cast for the upcoming Daria spin-off Jodie, showcasing a star-studded cast while also announcing that the project is now an animated film rather than a full series.

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Originally announced in 2020 as a series set for Comedy Central, MTV Entertainment Studios announced on Monday that the project was now a film. No official release information has been set for the film, but with the casting now set, it seems as if MTV is getting ready to begin moving forward with the project after a couple of years in development.

Joining the previously announced Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) are Cole Escola (Search Party), Jojo T. Gibbs (Twenties), William Jackson Harper (Love Life), Zosia Mamet (The Flight Attendant), Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live), Dermot Mulroney (Hanna), Arden Myrin (Insatiable), Kal Penn (Designated Survivor), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) and Heléne Yorke (The Other Two).

The cast and their respective character descriptions were also released, and can be found below courtesy of MTV Studios:

  • Tracee Ellis Ross will play Jodie, the iconic character from Daria. Fresh from college graduation and full of ambition, Jodie heads to the big city for a prestigious internship at tech behemoth, FirstFinity.
  • Pamela Adlon will play Jocelyn Light, the trailblazing VP of Internet Affairs at FirstFinity who Jodie reveres.
  • Cole Escola will play Ryan, Jodie’s intern friend at FirstFinity who is allergic to earnestness.
  • Jojo T. Gibbs will play Tiffany, who has swag for weeks, lives in Jodie’s building, and is Cas’s ex.
  • William Jackson Harper will play Mack, Jodie’s witty and supportive high school sweetheart from the original Daria series.
  • Zosia Mamet will play Greta, a beachy-waved, self-proclaimed empath and Jodie’s fellow intern at FirstFinity.
  • 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 will play Lionel, the powerful and charming CEO of FirstFinity.
  • Arden Myrin will play Britney, the former Lawndale cheerleader from Daria turned influencer at FirstFinity.
  • Kal Penn will play Sandeep, another fellow intern who is a fitness-obsessed, tech bro.
  • Kofi Siriboe will play Raymond, Jodie’s incredibly handsome, but not-so-friendly supervisor at Firstfinity.
  • Dulcé Sloan will play Cas, Jodie’s fun-loving best friend from college and new roommate. A finance genius and social butterfly, Cas plays as hard as she grinds.
  • Helene Yorke will play Nia, Jodie’s brown-nosing, fellow intern who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.

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Jodie Landon, previously voiced by Jessica Cydnee Jackson, is known as one of Daria’s friends in Lawndale High who made her debut appearance during the first season. The spin-off will pick up with her character graduating from college, and entering her first job at a tech company.