Following a few months of development, The CW has given a pilot order to the Naomi series from Ava DuVernay.
First news of a possible Naomi series was announced in Dec. of last year. At the time, the series was described to take the character to “the heights of the multiverse.” After her small Northwestern town is shaken by a supernatural event, she investigates the mystery “and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes.”
The Naomi comic was co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, with illustrations by Jamal Campbell. The character made her debut in 2019 in Naomi: Season One.
This marks the second DC-related television project for DuVernay, as she already has DMZ moving forward at HBO Max as a limited series. She is also working on a film adaptation of New Gods for Warner Bros.
Naomi will also mark the first DC-related project for The CW not being produced by Berlanti Productions. Instead, Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes from Array will serve as producers.
As with all pilots, this means that one episode will be filmed and then sent to the network for a final decision. Should it meet with their approval it will then move on to a formal order for additional episodes and be placed on the schedule. If the pilot does not meet with approval, then it can either be sent back to be reworked, or the project will just be terminated.
With DuVernay’s growing relationship with the various divisions of Warner Bros., it feels as though this series has a good shot at being picked up. We’ll just have to wait for the official order.
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