The CW has released a new official behind-the-scenes video for the long-awaited “Naomi” series, created by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay (“Eyes That Condemn”).
The featurette features exclusive interviews with the main cast and introduces the main characters to the audience.
The series officially opens on January 11.
Watch the trailer:
From Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay to Jill Blankenship, the drama revolves around a fun, confident and comic book loving teenage girl as she embarks on a journey to find her hidden fate. When a supernatural event shakes the small town of Port Oswego, Naomi decides to uncover its origins, with the help of her best friend, Annabelle. She is also supported by her adoptive parents, military veteran Greg and linguist Jennifer.
After a meeting with Zumbado, the mysterious owner of a former parking lot, which shocks her, Naomi enlists the help of Dee, owner of a tattoo parlor, who becomes her mentor. As she unravels the mysteries about herself, Naomi also navigates through high school friendships, including ex-boyfriend and athlete Nathan; Jacob, Annabelle’s boyfriend; a proud citizen named Anthony; and passionate about BD Lourdes. As Naomi travels to the far reaches of the multiverse in search of answers, what she finds will change how we think about superheroes.
Amanda Marsalis, known for her work on works such as “Queen Sugar” and “Ozark”, directs the pilot episode.
DuVernay is in charge of production alongside Blankenship, who is also writing the screenplay.
Camila Moreno, Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Barry Watson, Mary-Charles Jones, Aidan Gemme, Mouzam Makkar, Will Meyes and Daniel Puig complete the cast.
For those who don’t know him, the original comic was written by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker and Jamal Campbell and follows a young alien who comes to our world to protect her from a genocide that destroyed her home world. .
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