Ava DuVernay Shares First Look at DC’s Naomi Pilot

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The world of DC Comics TV adaptations has evolved in some major ways over the years, with both well-known characters and lesser-known heroes making their way to the small screen. One of the latest potential series to join that roster is Naomi, which was given a pilot order by The CW. Ava DuVernay, who co-developed the project, recently took to Twitter to share one major milestone — a look at the first day of filming on the pilot episode. The photo, which you can check out below, shows a person — potentially Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall) herself — skateboarding down a school hallway.

The series will follow Naomi’s journey after a massive supernatural event shakes her world and her hometown to the core, and once she starts investigating what happened, her world will experience some shakeups as well.

Naomi is being written and executive produced by DuVernay and Arrow writer Jill Blankenship. DuVernay’s Array Filmworks in association with Warner Bros Television will be producing, and Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes will also be on board as executive producers.

In addition to Walfall, the series will star Camila Moreno, Alexander Wraith (Orange Is the New Black, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), Cranston Johnson (Filthy Rich), Barry Watson (7th Heaven, Hart of Dixie), Mary-Charles Jones (Kevin Can Wait, Grey’s Anatomy), Aidan Gemme (Tomorrowland, Dora the Explorer), Mouzam Makkar (The Fix, Champions), Will Meyers (Gotham, Blue Bloods), and Daniel Puig (The System).

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“Our first instance was to take her story into a place that you don’t normally see in the DC Universe, or you know exists,” Brian Michael Bendis, who co-created Naomi’s comic run, told ComicBook.com back in 2018. “came from my deep reading last year of the whole history of the DC Comics and all the big storylines. And when you read them in a row you’ll find out, ‘Oh, this happened in Metropolis, Gotham, Metropolis, Gotham, Star City, Metropolis, Gotham, Metropolis, Gotham, Coast City.’ And so there’s all these places that the story still has yet to go because the main places of the DC Universe are so fun and so exciting to be, right?”

What do you think of the first look at DC’s Naomi pilot? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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