The long-awaited Naomi is fast approaching its premiere on the CW, and many DC fans are eagerly awaiting whether the latest superhero show will have any crossovers for Arrowverse shows that populate the network. These dreams were shattered by the series creator Ava DuVernay, who said she expects her new series create its own universe. “I think this is the first part of the Naomi verse,” Duvernay said as part of a TCA panel discussing the series; which means that at least for season 1 there will be no crossover episodes involving Arrowverse.
That doesn’t mean DC Universe crossovers with Naomi are completely off the table. Jill Blankenship, who will act as an executive producer of the series, hinted that there could be some crossover episodes involving DC’s other characters as the show moves forward. “Nothing is ever off the table,” Blankenship says.
DuVernay promises that Naomi will be different from the other CW DC shows, as the series will deal with themes that revolve around race and gender. “It’s called normalization,” DuVernay said when asked about the current issues Naomi wants to address. Her goal is to tell these stories in a normal way, as opposed to making them stand out from the rest of the series’ plot. “We’re starting to make them normal, and that’s radical,” DuVernay added.
Ava DuVernay turns DC Comic ‘Naomi’ into the CW series
Naomi first came to light towards the end of 2020 when it was revealed that DuVernay was working on developing a series based on the Naomi comic book series. Created as a tribute to cartoonist and creator Dwayne McDuffie, Naomi is a teenager with “divine” powers that make her durable and super strong. She will be played in the CW series by Kaci Walfall.
Naomi gets its series premiere on The CW on January 11th.
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