See Daria and her friends in 2017!
Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis’ cult television series “Daria” first aired on MTV in 1997, running for a total of five seasons before it ended in 2002. Now, Lewis and original character designer Karen Disher have come together to imagine the show’s characters in 2017 for Entertainment Weekly, two decades after the show originally began. Daria has moved from Lawndale to New York City, trading in her signature green trench coat for a similarly-colored sweater. According to a blurb, she is now canonically “the only female writer on a late-night talk show” and lives alone. Childhood friends Trent and Jane Lane are still aspiring artists, while Brittany and Kevin Thompson (predictably) ended up married. Check out the full photo gallery here and find a video breaking down the characters’ modern lives below.
Catching Up With the Daria Gang
On the 20th anniversary of the seminal MTV series' debut, co-creator Susie Lewis admits that she's had Daria and her bevy of misfits and stereotypes in her thoughts for quite a while since it ended its five-season run. "A lot of the feelings that you have in high school are timeless," says Lewis. Happy to get the chance to return to the drawing board, Lewis and character designer Karen Disher imagined these updates on their beloved cast as they might be today.
The sardonic teen has left the suburbs of Lawndale for New York City's Hell's Kitchen (naturally), where she's grown up to become the only female writer on a late-night talk show. She lives alone — except for her black cat named Godzilla, who is toilet-trained, thanks to Daria's hard work and dedication — and while she's tried the online dating game, she hasn't found anyone special quite yet. Oh, and in case you were wondering, she's gotten past her crush on Trent.
Jake, Helen Morgendorffer
Daria and Quinn's parents are living it up as retirees. Every time Daria speaks to them, they're venturing out on yet another cruise, but whenever they're back in Lawndale, they're breaking a sweat in their weekly dance class.
While his Mystik Spiral days are over, Trent has found, well, not success exactly, but... a functioning band in Trent Lane and the Mystikal Explosion. He lives with his four bandmates in Queens. Trent had some financial success with Mystik Spiral's one-hit wonder, "Freakin' Friends," but since then has been making ends meet as a bartender. He and Jane still spend a lot of time together, and Daria often joins in. (See? It's not weird anymore, guys.)
LATEST IN NEWS
Reviewing R&B singer/songwriter Sabrina Claudio's new mixtape "About Time". Listen, Explore and discover your new favorite rhythm and blues record from a leader in the new wave.
@Emrata basically lives in her bathing suits so it was only a matter of time before she released her own line. See inside the Kardashian-Jenner long lost sister's new label.
Fashion designer with a gift for personal couture whose clients included Grace Jones, Madonna and Naomi Campbell, Azzedine Alaïa has died.
The directors have dubbed it "The MoDa Movement"; a band of creatives using their skills and talents to better their communities. Learn the moves here first.
a cautionary tale that ends in triumph, Gucci's new book is a fable to those who grew up outside the confines of the hood. Its honest and inspiring all at the same time.
Listen as Jamaican musician and femme fatale of the Marley dynasty, Zuri Marley stars up Nosaj Thing's "Way We Were" off his new album "Parallels".
That's the title of Rihanna X Hamish Bowles conversation at Vogue's new event "Forces of Fashion. Learn about the other big wigs on stage and how to attend.
Half Jamaican womenswear design Label Cushnie Et Ochs makes a grand reveal of their Summer/Spring 2018 collection. What's new? Cushnie Et Ochs shoes!
Grab a peek inside Jamaican Jewelry designer Mateo NY's SS"18 presentation at The Roxy Hotel. Mateo is a part of the new cohort of Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund.
Watch the official international trailer for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, a new documentary about the pop culture icon - directed by Sophie Fiennes.
Get in on these Hampden x Rumfire Hallwoween themed cocktails available for a limited time only at The Regency Bar & Lounge.
If You are a fan of Kehlani Parish then you will be of this song. Listen as the raspy soul-filled musician muses over acousitics aobut finding her honey.
The heat, travels and all the love found and lost in between. This is me signing out of the most emotional summer yet. Check please!
Introducing a brand new series that’s all about exploring the funny, serious and seriously fun things on my bucket list - like my snorkeling adventures in Negril.
From that viral video on instagram, every cool kid is hooked to Harlem girl Princess Nokia. Here's one of our favorite songs from her sick arsenal of music.
Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down. As much as we adore fiction, a memoir moves minds like nothing else. Here are our current favs.
Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart.
Exploring one adventurous way to making your house feel a little bit more like home with the help of Style Maven, Kerry-Ann Clarke and #JNKnowsHomes.
Exploring a Kingston epicurian staple and tourist hostpot good for flavored bites and jamcusine with lighting bolt flare.