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Ava DuVernay Tweets About The Naomi Pilot Pickup

Ava DuVernay has Tweeted about the pilot pickup news for Naomi.

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The esteemed Ava DuVernay of Queen Sugar and Now They See Us fame, who is developing Naomi for television with Jill Blankenship (Arrow), has made a tweet about the recent announcement that The CW has ordered a Naomi TV pilot for possible inclusion in next year’s lineup.

Considering the quality of the IP and the talents involved, we here in the KSiteTV universe/NaomiDCTV.com are pretty sure that means this is going to go. Here’s what she said on Twitter:

“NAOMI was created by Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and artist Jamal Campbell in 2019. Her last name McDuffie is a tribute to late comic writer Dwayne McDuffie. Now, she’s on her way to a pilot for The CW from yours truly and Jill Blankenship. Her journey continues. Let’s go!”

You can see her full Tweet below, and be sure to follow our own at @NaomiDCTV!

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DeMane Davis Joins Naomi As Co-EP, Director

DeMane Davis has joined the Naomi TV Series production as a Co-Executive Producer and Director.

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Deadline revealed today that director-producer DeMane Davis has joined Naomi as a co-Executive Producer and Director. She will be overseeing the directors of the series as well as helming multiple episodes herself as part of an overall deal she has made with Warner Bros. In addition to her Naomi role, she will be developing new content for HBO Max and WarnerMedia’s other outlets.

DeMane Davis’ previous credits include Queen Sugar, How To Get Away With Murder, The Red Line, Clarice and Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker. She’s worked with Ava DuVernay and Array FilmWorks before and we can’t wait to see what she brings to Naomi when it premieres on The CW!

UPDATE: A clapper posted by Ava DuVernay on social media reveals DeMane Davis is currently shooting the first episode of Naomi upon the show’s return to production today! It begins!

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Naomi Clips Featured In New CW Sizzle Reel

Some shots from the Naomi pilot are in The CW’s new sizzle reel.

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The CW released a new sizzle reel which includes many of their new shows including a few shots of Kaci Walfall as Naomi from the upcoming Naomi TV series!

You can see the new CW sizzle reel below. Be sure to follow @NaomiDCTV on Twitter to keep up with all show updates!

 

From Oscar® nominee/Emmy® winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall (“Army Wives,” “Power,” “The Lion King” on Broadway) in the title role, the DC drama NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. When a supernatural event shakes her small hometown of Port Oswego, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, with a little help from her fiercely loyal best friend Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones, “Kevin Can Wait”). She also has the support of her adoptive, doting parents, veteran military officer Greg (Barry Watson, “7th Heaven,” “The Loudest Voice”) and linguist Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar, “The Fix”). After an encounter with Zumbado (Cranston Johnson, “Filthy Rich”), the mysterious owner of a used car lot, leaves her shaken, Naomi turns to tattoo shop owner Dee (Alexander Wraith, “Orange Is the New Black”), who becomes her reluctant mentor. While unraveling the mystery of herself, Naomi also navigates her high school friendships with both military kids and local townies, including ex-boyfriend and high school jock Nathan (Daniel Puig, “The System”); Annabelle’s longtime, loyal boyfriend Jacob (Aidan Gemme, “Deliver Us From Evil”); proud “townie” Anthony (Will Meyers, “Bad Education”); and fellow comic book enthusiast Lourdes (newcomer Camila Moreno). As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC, NAOMI is written and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and executive produced by Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks. Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park,” “Queen Sugar”) directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The series is from ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

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Naomi To Premiere At Midseason; CW Official Description Released

The CW has released an official description and details on when the Naomi TV series will premiere.

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Naomi has officially received a series order on The CW, and today, they announced that the show will premiere in “midseason” which could mean we’ll be seeing the show as early as January 2022. This latest DC Comics-based show on the network stars Kaci Walfall and is highly anticipated – we can’t wait to see it!

The CW today also released a new synopsis to describe the show, which you can find below to learn a bit more about what to expect… and we got a new promo still (seen at the top of this article!) featuring Kaci Walfall as Naomi, Camila Moreno as Lourdes, Daniel Puig as Nathan, and Will Myers as Anthony.

From Oscar® nominee/Emmy® winner Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship (“Arrow”), and starring Kaci Walfall (“Army Wives,” “Power,” “The Lion King” on Broadway) in the title role, the DC drama NAOMI follows the journey of a cool, confident, comic book–loving teenager as she pursues her hidden destiny. When a supernatural event shakes her small hometown of Port Oswego, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, with a little help from her fiercely loyal best friend Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones, “Kevin Can Wait”). She also has the support of her adoptive, doting parents, veteran military officer Greg (Barry Watson, “7th Heaven,” “The Loudest Voice”) and linguist Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar, “The Fix”). After an encounter with Zumbado (Cranston Johnson, “Filthy Rich”), the mysterious owner of a used car lot, leaves her shaken, Naomi turns to tattoo shop owner Dee (Alexander Wraith, “Orange Is the New Black”), who becomes her reluctant mentor. While unraveling the mystery of herself, Naomi also navigates her high school friendships with both military kids and local townies, including ex-boyfriend and high school jock Nathan (Daniel Puig, “The System”); Annabelle’s longtime, loyal boyfriend Jacob (Aidan Gemme, “Deliver Us From Evil”); proud “townie” Anthony (Will Meyers, “Bad Education”); and fellow comic book enthusiast Lourdes (newcomer Camila Moreno). As Naomi journeys to the heights of the Multiverse in search of answers, what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC, NAOMI is written and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, and executive produced by Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks. Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park,” “Queen Sugar”) directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode. The series is from ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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