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Ava DuVernay to Develop DC Comics ‘Naomi’ for The CW

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BY December 6, 2020

Ava DuVernay has quickly become one of the most in-demand directors in Hollywood, and for good reason. Her work has consisted of everything from important documentaries commenting on global injustices, like 2016’s 13th, to intense fantasy adventures like 2018’s A Wrinkle in Time. Next up on the calendar for Ava DuVernay is developing Naomi for The CW. But what will become of this DC Comics title?

Ava DuVernay to Develop Naomi for The CW

Naomi was introduced to the world in 2019 by writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, along with illustrator Jamal Campbell. The character is a teenage superhero from an alternate universe who uses energy-based powers. Naomi takes us alongside the titular character as she must learn more about the origins of different universes, and what it really means to be a superhero.

Naomi is currently in development with DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, a producer from Arrow.  It has yet to go to series, but we don’t expect anything less considering the powerful team behind its creation!

The announcement of the Naomi project between Ava DuVernay and The CW comes at just the right time, as The CW has been working to establish a greater DC Comics universe on the platform. Though, it has yet to be confirmed whether Naomi would become a part of the Greg Berlanti-universe, which includes shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and more.

first black lesbian superhero on TV Black Lightning Anissa Nafessa Jefferson Cress Jennifer Clinic Fight When one door closes, another one opens. (Black Lightning – Image via The CW)

Does the Ava DuVernay project of developing Naomi sound like something you’d be interested in watching? We know that we’re all still bummed about the recent news of Black Lightning coming to an end. So, we’re eager to learn more about what our next favorite CW hero show will be!

Featured image of Ava DuVernay at the Peabody Awards by Stephanie Moreno via Flickr.

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Meghan Hale is a graduate student living right outside of Toronto, Canada. She has always been the go-to gal for talking about anything film related and has a frustratingly long list of movie trivia up her sleeve. She is currently working on her first screenplay, as well as a horror novel, with the goal of publishing it while Stephen King is still around to read it.

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