Good news for fans of the recent comic book series Naomi, as The CW officially orders Naomi to series on its network. The show is to be written, and executive produced by the wonderful Ava DuVernay alongside Arrow writer Jill Blankenship.
The series will follow Naomi’s journey after a massive supernatural event, which shakes her world and her hometown to the core. Once she starts investigating what happened, her own personal world will experience some shakeups as well.
The series will star Kaci Walfall as the titular Naomi, Camila Moreno, Alexander Wraith (Orange Is the New Black, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), Cranston Johnson (Filthy Rich), Barry Watson (7th Heaven, Hart of Dixie), Mary-Charles Jones (Kevin Can Wait, Grey’s Anatomy), Aidan Gemme (Tomorrowland, Dora the Explorer), Mouzam Makkar (The Fix, Champions), Will Meyers (Gotham, Blue Bloods), and Daniel Puig (The System).
The origin story of a new hero. NAOMI is now officially a series at @TheCW! Many hands/hearts went into bringing this saga to the screen. Thanks to my creative ace Jill Blankenship, the teams at @ARRAYNow + @warnerbrostv, and the extraordinary @kaciwalfall, our Naomi. You shine! pic.twitter.com/gUfh8S5u5k
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 24, 2021
Brian Michael Bendis, who co-created Naomi’s comic book run, back in 2018, told ComicBook.com:
Our first instance was to take her story into a place that you don’t normally see in the DC Universe, or you know exists, came from my deep reading last year of the whole history of the DC Comics and all the big storylines. When you read them in a row you’ll find out, “Oh, this happened in Metropolis, Gotham, Metropolis, Gotham, Star City, Metropolis, Gotham, Metropolis, Gotham, Coast City.” So there’s all these places that the story still has yet to go because the main places of the DC Universe are so fun and so exciting to be, right?
Exciting stuff from the CW, and let’s hope that it becomes a huge success like the majority of DC comic book shows we have seen. What are your thoughts? Are you excited to see Naomi come to the small screen? Please let us know.
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