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Daria is getting a reboot - with one important twist

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Daria and her sarcastic comebacks are set to grace our small screens once again. 

Of late, we’ve been treated to news of a fair few female-focused Nineties remakes for the screen. From Sister Sister, and The Witches to Charmed, the list keeps getting better.

Now, Daria has been added to the line-up. That’s right, the hit TV show featuring everyone’s favourite super sarcastic, monotone, green jacket-loving high school teen is set for a revival.

The new show, written by Inside Amy Schumer scribe Grace Edwards, will focus on Daria Morgendorffer and her friend Jodie Landon in the newly titled, Daria & Jodie

That’s right: Daria’s original sidekick may have been Jane Lane, but this is 2018 and we want diversity and inclusivity in TV shows going forward. So, stepping out of the shadow and into the forefront is Jodie Abigail Landon. Jodie appeared in about half of the show’s 65 episodes.

“These two smart young women take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender and race,” according to a description provided by MTV.

Jodie appeared in about half of the show’s 65 episodes.

The hit show, which ran for five seasons from 1997, followed the lives of high school teens in a fictional suburban town in America. As we can recall, Daria may have been a passive aggressive and cynical teen, but she sure did deliver some sound advice on life and coming-of-age.

It’s unclear whether or not Tracy Grandstaff, the original voice of Daria, will reprise her role.

The decision to bring back the series comes with the launch of MTV Studios, a new production unit that hopes to make new shows and reboot old ones – including Aeon Flux, more episodes of The Real World and a new version of Made.

It comes as no surprise that the announcement of a TV reboot has sparked a lot of chatter on social media – with mixed reactions. 

“Okay listen, I’m nervous as hell & skeptical about this Daria reboot (I feel like I have a lot more at stake considering she’s carved into my leg) but I’m gonna let myself be excited. And I think it’s okay to be excited about this and wait until it’s bad to get upset #Daria,” one user posted. 

“The funny thing about a #Daria reboot is that Daria and Jane would absolutely hate it. They would hate it so much they would probably start watching it ironically,” another person tweeted. 

And another person shared their apprehension: “As a huge fan, I’ll give #Daria reboot a shot. If it turns out to be trash, I will forget I ever saw it…”

A premiere date is yet to be set, so stay tuned.

Images: MTV 

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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