Gen Xers, prepare yourselves for some exciting news: MTV has announced a reboot of the beloved ’90s show, Daria.
Tentatively called Daria & Jodie, and with Inside Amy Schumer and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt writer Grace Edwards in the driver’s seat, the reboot is part of MTV’s newly launched MTV Studios, which is also planning reboots of two other ’90s shows: The Real World and a live-action version of Æon Flux.
Here’s MTV’s official description:
“DARIA & JODIE”
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.
Many fans on Twitter were excited by the news:
In our modern world of political hell I think we need someone like Daria to save us all.— nin neko (@kuroninneko) June 21, 2018
Yesss i love daria— ke (@LILMOCHA666) June 21, 2018
YES!— #WeAre52pc (@Loice_Erambo) June 21, 2018
Say no more. This girl actually told her sister, "Your shallowness is so thorough its like depth"
Can’t wait to see all the #MeToo themed episodes.— Bud Brisk (@BriskBud) June 21, 2018
But some were torn:
Daria’s coming back.— Kenny Baker (@Kennybaker85) June 21, 2018
One part of me says, “Yes, I love that show! I grew up with it, it’s one my favorite shows of all time! Yes, God, yes!”
Other part says, “This is MTV, and they’ve gone crappily down hill since Daria ended in ‘02. Beware.”
Either way, I’m excited!
Part of me, the strong rational part, is %200 against this idea because the people in charge would probably go all Thundercats Roar on this and irrevocably damage the show. But then there's a part of me that doesn't care I just want to work on the show pic.twitter.com/wEVxgItjJh— PamWasHere (@HolyShitSnackss) June 21, 2018
And some peeps were against it all together:
I actually agree. They’d have to modernize her for the SPECIFIC kind of disillusionment of millennials but i think that might change the show and not in a good way. Hmmm idk I’d have to see the first episode or something.— ⬆️⬆️⬇️⬇️⬅️➡️⬅️➡️?️?️ (@Speede_e) June 21, 2018
As a huge Daria fan, no thanks.— Red Durkin (@RedIsDead) June 21, 2018
Daria is the quintessential 90s cartoon, though. It wouldn’t work well today.— megan ? (@marspowerr) June 21, 2018
Given Daria’s sarcastic nature, it’s hard to tell if these commenters are happy about the reboot or not:
And this is what everyone’s been saying since the ’90s:
MTV needs to bring back music, it’s literally everything but actual music television ?— JIMI ANTWON (@JiMiAntwon) June 21, 2018
MTV should reboot Music videos if they want me to give a sh!t about them again.— Matt W (@meowright1978) June 21, 2018
How will Daria fare in Trump’s America? We’ll just have to wait for the premiere to find out.
Note: No news yet on whether or not the original series creators Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn will be participating.