The CW has announced series orders for dramas “Naomi”, based on the DC character of the same name, and “All American” spin-off “All American: Homecoming.” In addition, the network is retooling its pilot for “Powerpuff,” the live-action followup to the animated series “The Powerpuff Girls” with Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron, Yana Perrault, and Donald Faison.
The two shows are the latest series pickups for CW for the 2021-2022 season. The broadcaster previously gave a straight-to-series order for a reboot of “The 4400” and a new version of “Legends of the Hidden Temple.”
“All American: Homecoming” follows a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago as they contend with the high stakes of college sports, while also navigating the highs, lows and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious Historically Black College. The series stars Geffri Maya, Peyton Alex Smith, Kelly Jenrette, Cory Hardrict, Sylvester Powell, Netta Walker, and Camille Hyde. Nkechi Okoro Carroll is the writer and executive producer, with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden of Berlanti Productions also executive producing with Robbie Rogers. Michael Schultz directed the pilot. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“Naomi” from Warner Bros. Television follows a teen girl’s journey from her small northwestern town to the heights of the Multiverse. 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.Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship write and executive produce. Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks also executive produce. Amanda Marsalis directed and co-executive produced the pilot episode.