Ava DuVernay is continuing to conquer new mediums with her latest projected focused on the DC Comics character “Naomi” with a series at The CW…
Prolific writer-director-producer Ava DuVernay never seems to slow down and her latest project will once again cross into the superhero realm with a new series in development at The CW.
“Naomi” — based on a character created by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker and Jamal Campbell — is currently being developed into a potential series to join other DC based shows on the network.
The origin story for Naomi in the comics will vary for the version being developed for the series with this show described as “a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event rattles her hometown, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins. What she discovers will challenge everything people believe about superheroes.”
DuVernay is developing the series alongside Jill Blankenship, who previously worked on The CW series “Arrow.”
It’s also worth noting that DuVernay is developing the project under an overall deal she has with Warner Bros. that also includes the recently announced HBO Max limited series “DMZ,” which is also based on a comic book. If “Naomi” ends up being chosen as a series, it would also mark the first major superhero project at The CW that wasn’t developed by uber-producer Greg Berlanti.
Beyond “Naomi” and “DMZ,” DuVernay is also gearing up to direct the upcoming film “New Gods,” based on DC Comics characters as well with a script from writer Tom King.
She’s remained very busy in recent years while developing several high profile projects with “Naomi” just the latest and her first at The CW.