Daria & Jodie is a proposed reboot of Daria which will center around Daria Morgendorffer and Jodie Landon as co-leads. The plan is to sell this to other networks and streaming services, rather than air it on MTV.
The new series was announced as a trio of productions from MTV Studios which included revivals of Aeon Flux and The Real World.
The creator/helm of the new series was announced as Grace Nkenge Edwards, a writer's assistant and story editor for such shows as Ugly Americans, Broad City, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Inside Amy Schumer who previously taught screenwriting at Columbia University.
Little else is known about the new series. It is unknown if any of the principal writers or voice talent will return, or if the series will be animation or live action.
The MTV press release stated that 'Daria & Jodie' would be a 'reinvention' as opposed to the term 'reboot'. From the release:
The iconic animated franchise is reinvented through the eyes of heroine Daria Morgendorffer and one of her closest friends Jodie Landon. These two smart young women take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender and race.
MTV network president Chris McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter that rebooting the show with Jodie as co-lead was Grace Edwards' idea: "We brought on Grace Edwards as the writer and she is a huge fan of Daria. The story she wants to tell of Daria is different, it's about Daria and Jodie and two close friends taking on the world today... Grace Edwards has a point of view and angle she wants to tell."