Naomi McDuffie, the most recent of the DC heroes, is taking the superhero fantasy world by storm. The DC extended universe is zealously exploring its Multiverse, and the recent addition includes Naomi, the brand new The CW series. Ava DuVernay is helming the show, along with Jill Blankenship.
This superhero series premies on January 11, 2022, and follows the titular character’s adventures, who moves forth to explore her destiny and superhero abilities. And, in her story, Superman plays a significant role.
As Naomi has hopped from the comic-book world into live-action, she delves into the Multiverse. Her story, however, bears a connection and reflection of that of Superman. So, how and why is it in the news for being linked to Superman?
What is Naomi’s Connection to Superman?
After Naomi’s interaction with Zumbado, who attacks her, it prompts her to explore her destiny actively. She is pushed into a new dimension, and once she brings him down, Naomi makes her return to the Prime Earth. And it is in the true home that she runs into Superman. They briefly fight together, and during this interaction, he acts as her mentor. He is also her liaison to Naomi’s future Justice League team.
Will Superman Appear in The CW’s Naomi?
Naomi does not have a very close relationship with Superman; however, the parallels they share with each other form an intricate part of the story of her origin. The backstory of Naomi’s comic book has parallels with that of Superman, but is it going to be a part of the live-action series is yet to be seen.
Kaci Walfall, who plays the titular character of Naomi McDuffie, says that since the show takes place in its very own universe, it would offer its own take on Superman. Walfall’s comments also reflect what DuVernay has planned for the show. According to her, the series is following its own trajectory, and hence in the first season, no crossovers will be taking place.
She revealed it during the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association. The Naomi-verse is exploring its dynamics at present, and it will singularly focus on her journey. DuVernay is working under the Array Filmworks banner, alongside Warner Bros Television, to produce the show.
What is the Show Naomi About?
The teenage superhero, Naomi, who loves comic books, is set on an exploratory journey after strange events take place in Port Oswego. Naomi has various powers, such as energy manipulation and super strength. After the strange events take place, she enlists the help of Dee, an owner of the tattoo shop, to act as her mentor.
Annabelle, her best friend, and her parents, who had adopted her, are always by Naomi’s side. While exploring her destiny, Naomi will also go through her high school friendships and love.
When will Episode 2 of Naomi Release?
The second episode of Naomi is scheduled to premiere on January 18, 2022. The series made its debut on January 11 on The CW. It drops the episodes weekly on Tuesdays, at 9 pm ET/PT or 8 pm CT. The CW is also available with FuboTV, which has a free trial of seven days. It is also available with DirecTV Stream or Hulu+Live TV. The upcoming episode is titled as “Unidentified Flying Object.”