'Naomi': Ava DuVernay's DC Comics Pilot Adds 6 To Cast
Photo Credit: Barry Watson (Photo Credit: The Riker Brothers), Mouzam Makkar (Photo Credit: James DePietro) Daniel Puig (Photo Credit: Melvin Vasquez), Mary-Charles Jones (Photo Credit: Deidhra Fahey), Aidan Gemme (Photo Credit: Alison Sheehy)
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'Naomi': Ava DuVernay's DC Comics Pilot Adds 6 To Cast

The CW’s Naomi, the DC Comics pilot from Ava DuVernay, has added six more to its cast.

Mary Charles-Jones, Barry Watson, Aidan Gemme, Mouzam Makkar and Daniel Puig are joining lead star Kaci Walfall, Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson and Camila Moreno. Amanda Marsalis is set to direct the pilot and will also serve as a co-executive producer of the pilot.

Based on the DC comic book series of the same name, Naomi “follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the multiverse. When a supernatural event shakes her hometown to the core, Naomi sets out to uncover its origins, and what she discovers will challenge everything we believe about our heroes. Based on the characters from DC.”

Charles-Jones is Annabelle, “Naomi’s fiercely loyal classmate and best friend who is unafraid of telling Naomi hard truths. Though she thinks Naomi is overly obsessive about a recent mysterious event, she supports her in her quest for answers.”

Watson is Greg, Naomi’s adoptive father who is “a veteran military officer who is serious about his responsibilities at the town’s military base. He is happily married to Jennifer and sees Naomi as the perfect daughter.”

Gemme is Jacob. Described as “sweet, shy, and a bit nerdy, Jacob has been dating Annabelle since the fifth grade, and he treats her like a queen. 

Makkar is Jennifer, Naomi’s adoptive mother “who dotes on her bright and gifted daughter. She is happily married to Greg and teaches linguistics at the town military base.”

Puig is Nathan “a high school jock who briefly dated Naomi before she ended the relationship. Though the two remain friends, they still share an undeniable chemistry, and Naomi’s interest in another teen sparks Nathan’s jealousy.

It is written and executive produced by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship while executive producers are Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes. It’s produced by ARRAY Filmworks in association with Warner Bros. Television The comic was Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker, and illustrated by breakout artist Jamal Campbell.

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