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New Super Hero TV Show with Bisexual Lead
'Naomi' Not Only Introduces A New Superhero, But Also Plans To Normalize Things Not Often Seen On TV

There's a lot of superhero TV series to choose from out there, so it's vital to stand out among the pack when launching into the fray. As such, The CW's Naomi –– based on the comic book of the same name from writers Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker with art by Jamal Campbell –– revolves around the unique origin story of Naomi (Kaci Walfall), a teen, Black, bisexual superhero.

Framed first as a coming-of-age series, executive producer Ana DuVernay told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter virtual press tour on Thursday that the whole show is an example of normalizing the types of stories they want to see in the world. "There are muscular things [addressed in the series] but we're playing it normal," DuVerney explains. "We show a different hero, a black girl, and we're making it normal and that's radical/revolutionary."

The series is set in the Pacific Northwest and follows Naomi, a popular high school student and Superman blogger as she discovers that her well-adjusted life as the adopted daughter of loving parents, Greg (Barry Watson) and Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar), might be obscuring a much more complicated past than she ever could have imagined.

While her origin will be revealed in a slow drip, Naomi's active social life and comfort with her own alternate sexuality will be extremely noticeable right from the pilot. In the show, it quickly becomes apparent that Naomi has three love interests that she will explore as the season unfolds. And to be authentic with their normalized storytelling, showrunner/executive producer Jill Blankenship said they looked to this generation to influence the tone and approach to telling Naomi's story.
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