Jenny Slate who played Missy, a teenage Black girl, decided to step away in mid-June of this year. Slate made this move saying that, “At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play Missy because her mom is Jewish and White – as I am. But Missy is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people”.
24-year-old Edebiri has worked on projects like ‘Sunnyside’ and ‘Mulligan’. She will take over as Missy for the last two episodes of the fifth season of ‘Big Mouth’. Netflix also just announced the renewal of the show for a sixth season.