It was revealed back in December of 2020 that a Naomi adaptation was in development at The CW by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship. Now, several castings have been announced.
Most notably, Army Wives actress Kaci Walfall has been cast to play the titular Naomi in the CW series. Naomi is described as 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. Other castings include Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, and Camila Moreno.
Alexander 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.
Cranston Johnson will star 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.
Camila 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.
DuVernay and Blankenship will be writing and executive producing the series, with Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes producing. In the source material, Naomi McDuffie is a teenage superhero from an alternate Earth that uses energy-based powers mononymously as Naomi. She discovered that she was sent to this Earth to be preserved from Zumbado, the destructive conqueror of her birth Earth.