Late last year it was announced that the CW had green-lit a new series centered around the fairly new DC Comics character Naomi. Alongside its announcement was the news that Ava Duvernay was behind the new super series and that it would be produced by her Array Production company. From there, the series moved fairly quickly with its casting process, adding actress Kaci Walfall as the titular character of Naomi.
Duvernay has been quite active on Instagram lately documenting production on the pilot episode of the series, and took the time to offer a BTS as Walfall as Naomi. For those not familiar with the character, she made her comics debut in 2019’s Naomi by Brian Michael Bendis. She hails from an alternate earth, sent by her parents to save her from a villain known as Zumbado. She discovers she harbors powerful energy abilities and sets out to uncover the truth about where she’s really from and just how powerful she really is.
Naomi will be written by Ava Duvernay and Jill Blankenship with both also serving as executive producers on the series. For those looking to learn more about Naomi, some proper reading material would include Naomi #1-6, Young Justice #10-20, and the current run on Justice League by Brian Michael Bendis.