Ava DuVernay Developing New DC Show For CW

The show will be centered around DC Comics newcomer Naomi, and if brought into production, will be DuVernay's third DC project.


DC newcomer Naomi will be headed to the small screen in the near future. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Emmy-winner Ava DuVernay is collaborating with Arrow executive producer Jill Blankenship to develop a CW show based on the DC character. If greenlit, that gives DuVernay three upcoming DC projects under her belt, including the New Gods and DMZ TV show, both already in production.

Naomi is one of the newer DC Comics characters as she made her debut only last year in Naomi: Season One. Created by Eisner winners Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker and illustrated by Jamal Campbell, Naomi's story begins when a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into her hometown. From there, she discovers a family secret as she realizes she is more than your average human.

Both CW's Black Lightning and Supergirl will be wrapping up in 2021, it looks like the CW is betting on younger, newer characters as it gets together its superhero lineup going forward. The network is also working on a Wonder Girl series and a Black Lightning spin-off centered on Jordan Calloway's Painkiller as well as continuing the Batwoman series with new lead Javicia Leslie.

DC has been doing a lot of reshuffling their movie schedule with Wonder Woman 1984 finally hitting theaters and HBO Max on Christmas day, and Black Adam finally going into production, but it's been all quiet on the Apokolips front with any release of the New Gods or any new information.

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