For the first time director, Ava Duvernay and her ARRAY Filmworks will partner up with The CW to bring NAOMI to the network.
The CW Network is developing a script for NAOMI, a new project from Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship produced by ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros TV, based on the DC character of the same name.Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes will also produce for ARRAY Filmworks.
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.
For those unfamiliar with the comic, 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.
This is a major announcement to comic book and comic book film enthusiasts who were waiting for updates to THE NEW GODS. It had been reported a while ago that accomplished director, Ava DuVernay was set to helm the film based on the DC Comics properties. Now it is being reported by The Wrap that DC comics writer Tom King will be co-writing the screenplay with DuVernay. DuVernay has confirmed via Twitter.
Coming off his celebrated run writing DC’s “Mister Miracle,” King’s experience sure to come in handy on “The New Gods.” The character of Mister Miracle was also created by Kirby, Mister Miracle — AKA Scott Free — is the son of the Highfather but was raised on Apokolips under the terms of a treaty with New Genesis. Subjected to years of torture and abuse by Darkseid’s cruel henchwoman Granny Goodness, Scott eventually rebelled and with the help of Big Barda, an Apokolips soldier working to overthrow Darkseid, he escaped to Earth. Knowing this means we can definitely expect the character to be held close to its comic counterpart.