It was just announced that Tracee Ellis Ross is taking on another television role, this time in the animated series Jodie for MTV!
Jodie is a spinoff of the classic MTV animated series Daria following Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon, played by Tracee. The show will “follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech. Other former students from Lawndale High School will also appear,” according to Variety.
Tracee Ellis Ross is also serving as an executive producer on the series.
“I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as executive producer and by voicing Jodie’s character. Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist and unexplored stories of young women excites me,” Tracee said in a statement. “We will feature a diverse cast, comprised mainly of unapologetically smart and ambitious young female characters who are vulnerable and flawed and interesting and funny…. Jodie will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman. It will be a smart, funny workplace comedy full of commentary about everything from gentrification to sex to tech to call-out culture.”
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