According to Variety, actress Stephanie March has been added to the cast of ‘Naomi,’ The CW’s upcoming hero series.
Known for her role as Alexandra Cabot in Law & Order: SVU, March will bring Akira, an alien from a distant planet who lives hidden on Earth, to life until Naomi (Kaci Walfall) searches for answers.
For those who don’t know, the ride is based on the DC Comics comic book of the same name and follows the journey of a teenage girl from a small town who discovers a crack that takes her into the Multiverse.
When a supernatural event deeply shakes her hometown, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she finds could call into question how we all think about heroes.
Set to premiere on January 11, 2022, the series is written and produced by Ava DuVernay (“Eyes That Condemn”) and Jill Blankenship, screenwriter of “Arrow”.
In Brazil, episodes are to be broadcast by HBO Max.
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He’s the hero we’ve been waiting for. #Naomi premieres Tuesday, January 11 on The CW! pic.twitter.com/LXpZVvOAVt
– Naomi (@TheCWNaomi) November 5, 2021
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.
Kaci Walfall brings the main character to life. 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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