Naomi in the Works for The CW with Ava DuVernay
When we originally read it, we knew there was something big coming from Naomi. The 2019 comic series written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker with art by Jamal Campbell is being developed as a television show for The CW by Ava DuVernay. The comic was released by DC Comics under Bendis’ Wonder Comics imprint.
The series follows a young girl with a mysterious history and her journey to being a hero from her small town to the multiverse. It’s a true origin story and one of the best comics of 2019.
The CW series is being written and exce produced by DuVernay and Jill Blankenship.
If the series is picked up, it’d be the first DC drama on the network that’s not produced by Greg Berlanti. The CW has been shifting and figuring out what’s next for DCTV as numerous series wind down or have ended. It was recently announced that Black Lightning will end along with Supergirl after the current season. That leaves The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and the upcoming Superman & Lois. Stargirl is also moving to The CW from DC’s digital service. A spin-off from Black Lightning is also in the works.
DuVernay is also working on the DC/Vertigo series DMZ which will air on HBO Max.