The CW has ordered its 2021-2022 pilots and among those that got the green light were Ava DuVernay’s Naomi, based of the newly founded DC Comics character from Brian Michael Bendis and a live action version of the fan favorite Cartoon Network series The Powerpuff Girls.
The Powerpuff Girls series was first announced as in development back in August. While they won’t be “girls” any longer the new series is set to feature the superhero team as grown women who have been disillusioned by having to give up their childhoods to saving the world over and over again. An interesting premise that will certainly have fun with the Powerpuff mythos and hopefully we will eventually see them reunite to once again save the planet.
Writer Heather Regnier and Diablo Cody are set to helm the series with Gerg Berlanti, Sara Schechter, and David Madded stepping in as executive producers.
DuVernay’s Naomi started development back in December and has already gotten the go ahead which is a good sign for the series. For those unfamiliar with the comic Naomi features the adventures of a young girl from small town America as she is thrust into the vast DC multiverse. Naomi offers a unique opportunity to not only introduce a new relatable, young hero but also expand the DC multiverse beyond what we have already seen on TV and in films.
Jill Blankenship is partnering with DuVernay on Naomi as both are set to write and executive produce the DC project.