Ava DuVernay is jumping into the DC Comics world with her upcoming new series, Naomi, which is scheduled to premiere on the CW network.
It is reported that the Shadow and Act’s new series will collaborate with Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship, with Warner Bros TV producing and ARRAY Filmworks. The show will revolve around DC Comics’ character Naomi, which is about the story of a teen girl in a small northwest town into a multiverse.
The description of the show states, “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,” The Naomi comics debuted back in 2019, and so far there is no certified date on the release of the DC comic series.
American Filmmaker Ava Marie DuVernay continues the legacy of Black excellence
Duvernay won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her film “Middle of Nowhere”, while becoming the first black woman to ever win the award.
Ava DuVernay also became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture with her film “Selma”. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her 13th successful film.
A film that gave DuVernay huge recognition was the 2018 Disney children’s fantasy film “A Wrinkle in Time”. This made her the first black woman to direct a live-action film while earning $100 million at the U.S. box office.
DuVernay also co-wrote, produced, created, and directed the Netflix drama limited series “When They See Us”. The limited series was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series and won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Limited Series.
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