Good news for all you Lawndale High alums. MTV is bringing Daria Morgendorffer back to television for all-new episodes.
MTV says the “Daria” reboot is part of their new MTV Studios production company, which will focus on bringing back old favorites like “Daria” and revamping them for new (and old) generations to enjoy.
Thus far, details about the new “Daria” are sparse, but we do know that it will be called “Daria and Jodie.” Jodie is, of course, Jodie Landon, who played a big role in the original series, which ran from 1997-2001. Jodie struggled with being one of the few African-American students at the suburban Lawndale High, and she felt opposing pressure from both her parents and her classmates when it came to her identity and her future.
“Daria and Jodie” is just one of many reboots studios have announced lately: The CW announced the cast for the reboot of “Charmed” earlier this year, and Candice Bergen is going to return for a “Murphy Brown” reboot. “Daria and Jodie” promises to be the most sarcastic of all of them, though.
In the original “Daria,” the main character was voiced by Tracy Grandstaff, and Jodie was voiced by Jessica Cydnee Jackson. MTV hasn’t said whether they’ll participate in this reboot, but it has confirmed that Grace Edwards is writing the series. Edwards has previously worked for many funny and sharp television programs, including “Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” so she definitely has the comedy chops to bring Daria’s signature wit and deadpan delivery to life.
The “Daria and Jodie” series will be just one of many new programs from MTV Studios. MTV is remaking other favorites, including “Made” and “The Real World.” They are also working on a live-action remake of the 2005’s hit movie “Aeon Flux.”
All of these new programs are being pitched to subscription video-on-demand services such as Hulu, Netflix and Apple, as MTV is seeking new ways to reach viewers now that so many people are cutting the cable cord. So, even if you don’t have cable, you will be able to access the new shows.
Even Daria herself would be happy about that!