Academy Award winner Ava DuVernay certainly has her hands full with a bunch of new projects for DC. One of those projects that will be making its way to The CW is the brand new drama series, Naomi! Created by Brian Michael Bendis, Naomi McDuffie, named after Milestone Comics creator Dwayne McDuffie, is a teenage superhero with light-based powers who hails from an alternate Earth. While still a relatively new character to the DC universe, Naomi is finding herself right in the thick of the action. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DuVernay and The CW have found their leading star and costars for the upcoming pilot!
DC’s Naomi Cast Revealed
Playing the titular of Naomi herself will be Army Wives actress Kaci Walfall. Much like the comic, the show describes her as:
“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.”
Next up are the costars. Orange Is the New Black actor Alexander Wraith will play Dee who is:
“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.”
Euphoria’s Cranston Johnson’s Zumbado is:
“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.”
Finally, rounding out the cast is newcomer Camila Moreno as Lourdes. In the official character description Lourdes is:
“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.”
Excited to announce that Kaci Walfall is DC Comic’s magnificent NAOMI! She’s 16 and wildly talented. I’m fortunate to be working with her, along with our new cast members Cranston Johnson, Camila Moreno and Alexander Wraith. The dynamo @amandamarsalis is our director. Let’s go! pic.twitter.com/RaiIUsihy9
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 18, 2021
I for one am looking forward to seeing what Ava and the rest of the crew do with Naomi. If done right, I think this could end up being another awesome TV series in the DC pantheon! What are your thoughts on the casting? Are you excited about the character’s live-action debut? Let us know in the comments below!