A Daria Revival Is Coming To MTV!

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The reboots and revivals just keep rolling in! If you grew up in the late ‘90s, then this latest revival news is sure to make you beyond happy and excited AF! Variety reports that MTV is launching a revival of Daria – which means that we’ll get to experience all the cynism and sarcasm Daria Morgendorffer has to offer in 2018. We all know that she’s going to have A LOT to say!

The new Daria, which is tentatively titled Daria & Jodie, comes from writer Grace Edwards of Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer. According to the show’s official description, the series will follow Daria and her close friend Jodie Landon, who “take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender, and race.”

The original series, a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-Head, ran for five seasons from 1997-2002 and proved to be a hit with audiences. There was nothing not to love about this show. It told the story of a pizza-loving cynic who became one of pop culture’s favorite animated feminist heroines.

We can probably expect a lot of cynicism in the new Daria especially because of everything that’s going on in our world right now. “[Grace Edwards] is a huge fan of Daria,” MTV president Chris McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter. “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 and what’s happening in our culture at large.”

In case you need a reminder at just how amazing Daria’s character is, take a look at this clip from a past episode in which she describes what it means to be “edgy.”

MTV has launched a new production unit called MTV Studios, which also plans to bring back other hits including, Aeon Flux, and Made.

The network’s president also said, “We are for the first time ever opening up this vault beyond our own platforms to reimagine the franchises with new partners.” This can only mean good things for MTV, who has seen a drop in viewership in the last two decades.

The network is definitely not what it used to be. Back in the day, we were glued to our TVs watching the best music videos and the most original content. Unfortunately, MTV later became the home to a lot of reality TV shows which hurt the brand. It’ll be interesting to see if they can win over millennials hearts again with these newly announced revivals! TBH, we’re super excited about what’s to come!