Today's Evil Beet Gossip

“Daria” spinoff “Jodie” now a film in preproduction

When someone batted around the idea of a “Daria” spin-off, all we knew was it was going to be an animated tv show with Tracee Ross (Blackish) in the lead role of Jodie.  Jodie was Daria’s friend in high school originally played by Jessica Cydnee Jackson.  Now we know LOTS.

For starters, it’s now a feature film instead of a show.

And the story picks up at Jodies graduation from college and going to work as an intern for the prestigious tech firm, Firstfinity.

Now for the cast… it’s a big one.  Tracee Ross, of course, as well as Pamela Adlon (“Better Things,” “King of the Hill”), Cole Escola (“Ziwe,” “Tuca & Bertie”), Jojo T. Gibbs (“Twenties,” “Good Trouble”), William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place,” “Love Life”), Zosia Mamet (“The Flight Attendant,” “Girls”), Alex Moffat (“SNL,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet”), Dermot Mulroney (“Hanna,” “Shameless”), Arden Myrin (“Insatiable,” “Shameless”), Kal Penn (“House,” “Designated Survivor”), Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar, “Awkward”), Dulcé Sloan (“The Great North,” “The Daily Show”), and Heléne Yorke (“The Other Two,” “Masters of Sex”).

No word yet what platform will carry the film, but don’t expect it in theaters.