‘Naomi’ Adds Barry Watson and More to Expanding Cast
The upcoming CW drama focused on the recently introduced DC character, Naomi, is currently being developed for the CW Network. The show will feature Kaci Walfall in the title role, and the series has now added multiple more to its cast. The production has added Barry Watson as Greg, Naomi’s adoptive father. He gets described as a retired veteran and Mouzam Makkar as her adoptive mother. Amongst more additions includes Mary-Charles Jones, Aidan Gemme, and Daniel Puig. The series has also set Amanda Marsalis to direct and co-executive produce the pilot episode of the series.
For those who aren’t close to the Naomi comics, her adoptive father Greg is from the planet Raan. In that storyline, Thanagar and Raan were in the midst of a war in which Dee, played by Alexander Wraith in the upcoming series, fled the war. Greg came to Earth to find Dee, a Thanagarian but ended up staying after meeting his now-wife. It’s unclear if the series will make him completely human or just part of the military as a cover.
Other additions to the cast include Mary-Charles Jones as Annabelle, Naomi’s best friend, who is incredibly loyal and will tell her the hard truths. Aidan Gemme will play Jacob, described as “sweet, shy and nerdy,” as well as Annabelle’s longtime boyfriend. Finally, Daniel Puig will play Nathan, a high school jock who also happens to be Naomi’s Ex. Naomi currently has no release date. The pilot got written by Ava Duvernay and Jill Blankenship, who is producing it through Array Productions.