Shadow and Act has confirmed that The CW’s Naomi, the DC Comics pilot from Ava DuVernay, has found its lead actress and three other key roles.
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.”
Relative newcomer Kaci Walfall will star in the title role as Naomi, “an effortlessly cool and confident high school student who is the adopted daughter of doting parents. Popular with all the kids in her military town, Naomi is unafraid to embrace her AP-student, comic book–loving nerdiness. After a supernatural event leads to the discovery of her powers within, Naomi pursues her hidden destiny.”
Additionally, the series has tapped Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson and Camila Moreno in series regular roles.
Wraith stars as Dee, the owner of a local tattoo parlor. When a strange event leaves the town in chaos, Dee hints that he knows more than he is willing to tell. Johnson stars as Zumbado, the mysterious owner of a local used car lot. Having heard troubling rumors about his past, Naomi actively tries to avoid him, but a tense encounter leaves her both shaken and curious. Moreno will star as Lourdes, a young woman with a sarcastic sense of humor who works in a vintage collectibles shop. She has an unrequited crush on Naomi, and she shares her obsession with classic comics. She is also happy to join in on Naomi’s schemes. (Rep: Gasparro Management)(Photo Credit: Idalmiz Lopez)
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.
Walfall, who got her start as young Nala on Broadway, has also appeared in Power and Army Wives. She currently has a recurring role on CBS’ The Equalizer.