NAOMI From Ava DuVernay Has Found Its Lead Star

The upcoming DC Drama NAOMI from Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship has found its lead in Kaci Walfall. Walfall (Army Wives, Power, The Lion King on Broadway) will star in the title role as Naomi, an effortlessly cool and confident high school student who is the adopted daughter of doting parents. Popular with all the kids in her military town, Naomi is unafraid to embrace her AP-student, comic book–loving nerdiness. After a supernatural event leads to the discovery of her powers within, Naomi pursues her hidden destiny.

(L-R): Camila Moreno (Photo Credit: Idalmiz Lopez), Alexander Wraith (Photo Credit: Violeta Meyners), Kaci Walfall (Photo Credit: Stacia Walfall), Cranston Johnson (Photo Credit: Michael Lee Kimel)

Alexander Wraith (Orange Is the New Black, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) stars as Dee, the owner of a local tattoo parlor. When a strange event leaves the town in chaos, Dee hints that he knows more than he is willing to tell. 

Cranston Johnson (Filthy Rich, P-Valley, Hap and Leonard, Euphoria) stars as Zumbado, the mysterious owner of a local used car lot. Having heard troubling rumors about his past, Naomi actively tries to avoid him, but a tense encounter leaves her both shaken and curious.

Making her television debut, Camila Moreno will star as Lourdes, a young woman with a sarcastic sense of humor who works in a vintage collectibles shop. She has an unrequited crush on Naomi, and she shares her obsession with classic comics. She is also happy to join in on Naomi’s schemes.

NAOMI follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC.

The acclaimed NAOMI comic book series debuted in 2019 with Naomi: Season One, co-written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, and illustrated by breakout artist Jamal Campbell. The comic follows a remarkable young woman on her unique hero’s journey.

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