A Setback In Flint: RaceAhead

Tracee Ellis Ross (of Black-ish) will be voicing and executive producing Jodie, the Daria spin-off featuring Daria’s best friend, who was a fan favorite from the original series. The show will follow Jodie’s life past Lawndale High, as she enters the workforce, and will explore (and parody) themes like work culture and generational struggles, while also discussing race and gender. “Being able to give voice to fresh, feminist, and unexplored stories of young women excites me,” Ross said of the role, according to Deadline, also noting that it “will be the first adult animated show in almost 20 years that will star a black woman.” Jodie is created and written by Insecure’s Grace Nkenge Edwards, and Trevor Rose, Morgana Rosenberg, and Amy Doyle will also executive produce.

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