The CW’s Ava DuVernay-produced Naomi pilot begins production
Weeks after casting its titular leading actress, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to talk about the initial set photo of her upcoming series adaptation of DC Comics’ Naomi , confirming that production has begun on the The CW pilot officially. If the pilot secure a string order, this marks DuVernay’s second DC series with Warner Bros. Television, after HBO Max greenlit the Rosario Dawson-led DMZ miniseries this past year. Having a glimpse of Kaci Walfall in her first major TV role as Naomi McDuffle, it is possible to below have a look at full photo!
NAOMI starring @KaciWalfall. @DCComics @WarnerBrosTV @TheCW pic @ARRAYNow.twitter.com/doq8VZuV78
– Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 7, 2021
This employs it had been recently announced that DuVernay’s other long-in development DC project New Gods has been cancelled by Warner Bros. alongside James Wan’s Aquaman spinoff The Trench .
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Based on Brian Michael David and Bendis F. Walker’s DC comic series, the Naomi pilot centers around the titular character in her teenage years as she journeys from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse, however when a supernatural event rattles her hometown, she must attempt to uncover its origins, discovering a thing that will challenge everything people believe about superheroes.
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The pilot will be led by Kaci Walfall ( Army Wives , Power ), who has been tapped to portray the superhero role of Naomi. Joining her are Alexander Wraith ( Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D ), Cranston Johnson ( Filthy Rich , P-Valley ), and newcomer Camila Moreno have already been cast as series regulars also.
Their official character descriptions are the following:
Walfall’s Naomi – “An effortlessly cool and confident senior high school student who’s the adopted daughter of doting parents. Favored by all the small children in her military town, Naomi is unafraid to embrace her AP-student, comic book-loving nerdiness. Following a supernatural event results in the discovery of her powers within, Naomi pursues her hidden destiny.”
Wraith shall play Dee – “ Who owns an area tattoo parlor. Whenever a strange event leaves the city in chaos, Dee hints he knows a lot more than he is ready to tell.”
Johnson portrays Zumbado – “The mysterious owner of an area car or truck lot. Having heard troubling rumors about his past, Naomi tries in order to avoid him actively, but a tense encounter leaves her both curious and shaken.”
Moreno is Lourdes – “A woman with a sarcastic love of life who works in an antique collectibles shop. She’s an unrequited crush on Naomi, and she actually is shared by her obsession with classic comics. She is pleased to interact on Naomi’s schemes also.”
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The potential series is written and executive produced by the Selma director Ava DuVernay and Arrow alum Blankenship Jill. It will be co-produced by Warner Bros. DuVernay’s and television Array Filmworks, that includes a rich overall deal currently.