Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

The Worst Case Scenario for that Daria Reboot :: Comedy :: Features :: Daria

The Worst Case Scenario for that Daria Reboot :: Comedy :: Features :: Daria

The Daria reboot is one of several revivals MTV has planned, alongside The Real World and Aeon Flux.

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Although rebranded as Daria and Jodie, the show will still follow the adventures of the misanthropic teenager - but with greater focus on close friend Daria Landon.

On Thursday, MTV announced the creation of MTV Studios, a new production house that will be in charge of reviving some of the network's most beloved classic shows, including "Daria", "The Real World" and "Aeon Flux".


"With MTV Studios, we are for the first time ever opening up this vault beyond our own platforms to reimagine the franchises with new partners", wrote MTV President Chris McCarthy in a press release.

Jodie appeared in about half of the show's 65 episodes. The show will follow these, "smart young women" who will offer their insight into the world, "with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender and race". The show was produced by MTV Animation and ran for five seasons, following intelligent, acerbic teen misfit Daria as she navigated the daily aggravations and hypocrisies of school, family and the world in general with her artsy best friend, Jane.

After Catfish creator Nev Schulman got into hot water following sexual misconduct allegations, thus causing MTV to suspend the series, MTV's Straight-Up Ghosted could be the answer to Catfish on the network's new roster.

Okay, so it's unlikely Daria will go full Melania on us, no matter how much you used to think the cartoon character resembled VJ-turned-Fox-News-pundit Kennedy. Today, critical relationship-ending conversations and confrontations have faded into digital dialogue or worse 'ghosting.' This series explores real stories of real people who vanished by blocking them, and unlocks the reality and uncomfortable truth to satisfy the ultimate question-why did you leave me?

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