DC Comics’ Naomi Gets A Series Order
The CW has given a series order for an adaptation of DC Comics‘ Naomi, written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, with art by Jamal Campbell.
The announcement came first from The Hollywood Reporter, and was later confirmed in a post by showrunner Ava DuVernay. She shared photos of the set and from the pilot, most of them focused on the main character Naomi McDuffie.
The comic series follows a young girl who doesn’t feel at home in her small town, but when an alien threat randomly jumps into the town, Superman passes through to protect them. It’s just an instant, but for her small town, it changed everything. They felt like Superman’s crater-pounding punch put them on the map. And even though they don’t meet, Naomi felt like Superman understood her. He knew how it felt to be different.
She knows she’s adopted, but she never knew her biological parents. She goes searching for answers about her past and comes back with more than an origin, she comes back with powers. But when you go digging in the past, sometimes, the past comes back to haunt you.
If you want a full (potentially spoiler-filled) explanation of Naomi McDuffie’s past, check out our Naomi Origins blog.
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
Naomi artist Jamal Campbell is currently working on N.K. Jemison’s Far Sector, a Green Lantern limited series. Ava DuVernay is executive producing the series. Arrowverse writer and producer Jill Blankenship is working alongside DuVernay as an executive producer. Kaci Walfall plays Naomi McDuffie, the hero of the show.
There is no release date for DC Comics‘ Naomi at this time, but the series will eventually premiere on The CW.
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