The CW gave a pilot order to Ava DuVernay’s superhero drama Naomi. The series is based on one of DC Comics’ newer characters.
DuVernay has teamed up with ‘Arrow’ writer and co-executive producer Jill Blankenship on the DC adaptation.
The show follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi goes on a superhero journey. Her journey begins to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home. And how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Fans follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before.
The comic book series debuted in 2019. Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker co-wrote the series and Jamal Campbell illustrated it.
Since being introduced into our universe, Naomi has become a favorite of fans. She also has had some entertaining run-ins with Superman and eventually became part of Young Justice. Now she’ll get the solo spotlight in live-action, and it should end up introducing a whole new legion of fans to the character.
Blankenship and DuVernay will write and exec produce. The project will be produced by DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros Television, with Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes also set as EPs.