Based on characters from the comics, Naomi “follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse,” according to the pilot’s official logline. “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.”
In addition to Walfall, the pilot also stars Barry Watson (7th Heaven) as Greg, Naomi’s adoptive father; Mouzam Makkar (Law & Order: SVU) as Jennifer, Naomi’s adoptive mother; Mary-Charles Jones (Kevin Can Wait) as Annabelle, Naomi’s fiercely loyal best friend; Aidan Gemme (Dora the Explorer) as Jacob, Annabelle’s longtime boyfriend; and Daniel Puig as Nathan, Naomi’s jock ex-boyfriend with whom she still shares an undeniable chemistry.
DuVernay and Jill Blankenship are writing the project, executive-producing alongside Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes. Director Amanda Marsalis will also serve as co-executive producer. Naomi is produced by ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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Naomi is one of several buzzy pilots currently being produced for The CW. Another is Powerpuff, a live-action reimagining of Cartoon Network’s iconic Powerpuff Girls. (Click here for a guide to everything we know about it so far.)
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