Naomi has received an official series order from The CW, after production began last month. The series, which is being written and exec produced by Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) and Arrow writer Jill Blankenship, will follow the titular Naomi’s (Kaci Walfall in her first lead role) journey from her small northwestern hometown to “the heights of the Multiverse”. The show synopsis also states that when a supernatural event shakes her world to the core, Naomi becomes determined to uncover its origins. What she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.
In the comics, Naomi is a superhero from an alternate Earth, who discovers that she was sent to the Prime Universe to keep her out of harm’s way from Zumbado (Cranston Johnson), the destructive conqueror of her home planet who seeks to kill her.
Based on the comic book series of the same name that debuted in 2019, Naomi will also star a diverse set of young actors, including Alexander Wraith, Mary-Charles Jones, Claire Lanay, Barry Watson, Mouzam Makkar, Daniel Puig, Camila Moreno, Will Meyers, and Aidan Gemme.
Warner Bros. TV Group Chairman, Channing Dungey, stated that Naomi was “a totally new take on DC superhero genre for the CW,” whose current DC slate includes Batwoman, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Superman & Lois, and Stargirl. Meanwhile, DuVernay excitedly revealed the news of the series’ pick up: “The origin story of a new hero… Many hands/hearts went into bringing this saga to the screen.”
Naomi is slated to premiere in May 2022.