It's no secret that the Arrowverse is currently in the age of transformation, with the superhero TV franchise saying goodbye to shows like Supergirl and Black Lightning while also introducing new ones such as Superman & Lois and Stargirl. This was due to the successful Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event, which effectively gave a new lease of life in terms of exploring new stories.
The Arrowverse is home to a lot of interesting characters, and the world will only be bigger due to the arrival of fresh projects that could shake the landscape of the franchise. One of the intriguing addition to The CW's lineup of superhero shows is Ava DuVernay's Naomi.
Plot details are still being kept under wraps for the upcoming CW series, but it seems that the multiverse-based powers of the hero will be used to once again change Earth Prime. Now, a new report has emerged, giving fans a preview of what's to come.
THE CW'S NAOMI FINDS ITS MAIN LEAD
Deadline shared in a report that the currently-in-development Naomi series from The CW has found its lead in the form of actress Kaci Walfall. Wallfall has previously had minor roles in the series Power and Person of Interest.
Alongside Walfall, the outlet revealed that the show has also tapped three series regulars in Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, and newcomer Camila Moreno.
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In the same report, Deadline also shared character descriptions of the series regulars.
Walfall's Naomi has been described to be an effortlessly cool and confident high school student that pursues her hidden destiny after a supernatural event leads to the discovery of her powers within.
Wraith will portray Dee, who has been described as an owner of a local tattoo parlor. The description unveiled that Dee appears to know more than he is willing to tell after a strange event leaves the town in chaos.
Johnson will play a mysterious owner of a local used car lot named Zumbado. The character is described as someone who has a troubling past, ultimately leading to a tense encounter with Naomi.
Moreno will play a young woman with a sarcastic sense of humor who works in a vintage collectibles shop who has an unrequited crush on Walfall's character.
WILL NAOMI OPEN THE DOORWAY TO THE CW'S MULTIVERSE?
This latest piece of casting news for Naomi should solidify the fact that the series could start filming soon, and this may hint that it will join the next TV season of The CW. On top of that, the new additions led by Kaci Walfall should boost the excitement of fans while the character descriptions could provide a tease of the overarching narrative of the show.
Interestingly, Cranston Johnson's Zumbado is an original character and villain from the pages of the Naomi comic books. While the upcoming CW series will definitely retcon his background to fit the show's storyline, it's safe to say that Johnson's version is the big bad of the series.
In Arrowverse canon, the heroes of Earth-Prime still don't know that the multiverse still exists, even though Oliver Queen restored it at the tail-end of Crisis. This is a tricky situation that hasn't been addressed entirely, with shows like The Flash and Superman & Lois only including subtle references about individuals from other Earths.
This could be where Naomi enters the narrative. Given the character's multiverse-based powers, it's possible that she could open a doorway into the alternate realities, thus making the heroes of Earth-Prime aware that other Earths still exist.
Not much is known if Naomi will be set in Earth-Prime or a different Earth entirely, but it would make sense that she will come from the latter. By doing this, Naomi's exploration of her powers could eventually lead her to Earth-Prime, thus informing the heroes about the multiverse.
Whatever the case, Naomi is shaping up to be quite an exciting Arrowverse project.