The landscape of the DC TV universe is changing. A lot of new characters are coming into the mix. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Television is once again teaming up with The CW for a series based on the DC Comics character, Naomi.
The series will be be written and produced by Ava DuVernay, along with former Arrow writer Jill Blankenship. There is no word on if the creators of the original comic book series, Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker or Jamal Campbell will be involved in the project.DuVernay’s Array Filmworks will produce, with Sarah Bremer and Paul Garnes, in partnership with Warner Bros Television.
In the initial synopsis given to Deadline: “The show will follow a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.”
Remember DuVernay is already working on a DMZ series for HBO Max and the New Gods movie with Tom King. So DC is certainly not wasting her talents. There is no planned release date for Naomi, so speculation on delays of any of those previous projects is premature at this point. It’s also unlikely that DC would put themselves in a position to delay their own projects.
Naomi joins Painkiller and Wonder Girl as new series that are planned for The CW. On the flip side, Supergirl and Black Lightning will both be ending this upcoming season. Once we have any updates, we’ll pass them along.
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