MTV Entertainment has announced the full cast of the upcoming Daria spin-off. Jodyshowcasing the all-star cast, as well as announcing that the project is now an animated film and not a full series.
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Originally announced in 2020 as a series for Comedy Central, MTV Entertainment Studios announced on Monday that the project is now a movie. No official release information has been set for the film, but now that the casting has been set, it looks like MTV is getting ready to start pushing the project after years of development.
Joining the previously announced Tracy Ellis Ross (Black) Cole Escola (search party), Jojo T. Gibbs (twenties), William Jackson Harper (Personal life), Zosia Mamet (Stewardess), Alex Moffat (Saturday night life), Dermot Mulroney (Hannah), Arden Mirin (Insatiable), Kal Penn (survivor), Kofi Siriboe (sugar queen), Dulce Sloane (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) and Ellen York (Two others).
The cast and their respective character descriptions have also been released and can be found below, courtesy of MTV Studios:
- Tracy Ellis Ross will play Jodie iconic character from Daria. Fresh out of college and full of ambition, Jody heads to the big city for a prestigious internship with tech giant FirstFinity.
- Pamela Adlon will play Jocelyn Light, a pioneering VP of Internet Affairs at FirstFinity, whom Jodie respects.
- Cole Escola will play Ryan, Jody’s intern friend from FirstFinity who is allergic to seriousness.
- Jojo T. Gibbs will play Tiffany, who has been doing swag for weeks, lives in Jodie’s house and is Cas’ ex-girlfriend.
- William Jackson Harper will play Mac, Jody’s witty and sympathetic high school friend from the original Daria series.
- Zosia Mamet will play Greta, a beach-haired self-proclaimed empathy and fellow trainee Jody at FirstFinity.
- Alex Moffat will play Barry, an eager internship coordinator at FirstFinity who, despite being in his 50s, is desperate to be the cool Gen Z.
- Dermot Mulroney will play Lionel, the powerful and charming CEO of FirstFinity.
- Arden Mirin will play Britney, a former Lawndale cheerleader from Daria became an influencer in FirstFinity.
- Kal Penn will play Sandeep, another fitness-obsessed tech trainee.
- Kofi Siribo will play Raymond, Jody’s incredibly handsome but not very friendly boss at Firstfinity.
- Dulce Sloan will play Cas, Jody’s hilarious college best friend and new roommate. A financial genius and socialite, Cus plays as hard as he trains.
- Helen York will play Nia, Jodie’s swarthy-nosed fellow trainee who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.
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Jodi Landon, previously voiced by Jessica Sidney Jackson, is known as one of Daria’s friends at Lawndale High, making her debut in the first season. In the spin-off, her character will graduate from college and go to her first job at a technology company.