Ava DuVernay Confirms the Start of Filming on Naomi Season 1

After passing the pilot stage, Naomi was officially ordered to series by The CW back in May. Now, production on the first season is starting to heat up. Director Ava DuVernay has announced that today was the first day of filming on the network’s upcoming DC adaptation.

Kaci Walfall is headlining the series as Naomi McDuffie, who began appearing in her own namesake comic book series in 2019. Originally from a parallel universe, Naomi was sent to Prime Earth as a baby after her world was attacked. She was later adopted by a kindly couple in a small northwestern town and began to develop superhuman abilities as she got older. Over the last few years, she’s teamed up with several DC heroes, also joined the Justice League.

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The clapboard in DuVernay’s photo confirms that DeMane Davis is working on Naomi as a director. Davis has previously directed episodes of Clarice, How to Get Away With Murder, and Queen Sugar. More recently, she inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. According to Deadline, Davis will also serve as a co-executive producer on Naomi and oversee the directing team for the show’s first season.

DuVernay helmed Naomi’s pilot and also co-wrote the episode with fellow executive producer Jill Blankenship. The supporting cast includes Barry Watson, Mouzam Makkar, Mary-Charles Jones, Aidan Gemme, Daniel Puig, and Cranston Johnson.

The CW hasn’t announced a premiere date for Naomi. However, the network has it lined up for midseason, so the first episode should air sometime in early 2022.

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