Naomi Season 1 won’t have Arrowverse crossovers
Series creator Ava DuVernay confirms that Season 1 of The CW’s Naomi will not have Arrowverse crossovers, but it could happen later in the series.
Season 1 of the CW show, Naomi will not have Arrowverse crossovers. The network is already home to many DC superhero titles, including Arrow, Flash, Super girl, Superman and Lois, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Batwoman. Both Arrow and Super girl have already aired their final seasons, but both are still featured in the Arrowverse. Naomi will follow Superman and Lois in The CW’s Tuesday lineup starting January 11, 2022.
Developped by Ava DuVernay (Selma, A wrinkle in time), Naomi is an adaptation of the DC Comic of the same name, created by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker and Jamal Campbell. The show follows Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall), a comic book loving black teenager who experiences a mysterious accident in her hometown, which leads her to pursue her own hidden destiny. Barry Watson, Mary-Charles Jones, Mouzam Makkar, Cranston Johnson and Alexander Wraith round out the rest of the cast. Of course, viewers will see a familiar or fuzzy face at some point, as it has been teased that Naomi will encounter a supernatural accident, which could feature a well-known hero.
Even though the public can expect to see Superman, thanks to the latest Naomi trailer, Collider reports that series creator DuVernay has set the record straight by saying that the series prioritizes its universe first, rather than creating Arrrowverse crossovers. DuVernay explained: âI think this is the first part of Naomi’s verse. However, that doesn’t mean it will never happen, as executive producer Jill Blankenship has said a crossover could happen in the future as the series grows and progresses.
Even though The CW has a wide range of superhero programming, DuVernay promises that Naomi will not follow the same formula as other CW DC shows. Race and gender will be predominant themes the series explores, which it categorizes as “normalization. âWhat the filmmaker alludes to in her classification relates to actual storytelling. The goal will be to approach these themes in a very natural and transparent way within the series rather than directly touching on them, which can be detrimental to other points of the plot.
With the ingenuity and talent of DuVernay behind this task, it’s a safe bet that the series will masterfully tackle complex themes alongside a superhero origin story. Even though there is an abundance of superheroes on TV, that’s not to mention Marvel’s presence, the buzz around it. Naomi feels different and energetic. He makes the decision to walk away, at least for now, from the even smarter Arrowverse, as interested parties are considering what Naomi specifically has to offer, not how it will connect to the grand DC Universe. Often times, series based on comics need a familiar connection to hook viewers, but the initial excitement around Naomi relied on the real life story of Naomi McDuffie and, of course, the genius of DuVernay’s storytelling and development process.
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