If this series moves forward, Naomi would be the third DC property that DuVernay is attached to. Not only is she the director for Jack Kirby’s New Gods, but she is also producing DMZ, which is based on the comic by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. So, it seems more likely that DuVernay is just keeping herself busy rather than New Gods being in danger of sinking into development hell.
Variety is reporting that Jill Blankenship and Ava DuVernay will write and executive produce a series for The CW based on the DC character Naomi.
“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.
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According to this report, DuVernay will act as executive produce via ARRAY Filmworks, independent distribution company founded by DuVernay, with Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY also producing alongside her. Warner Bros. Television will serve as the development studio for the show in accordance with DuVernay’s overall deal with the studio two years ago