Stephanie March has been tapped for the upcoming DC series, Naomi. March has been a long-standing star on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She will now be lending her hand to the ever-growing superhero genre that has been dominating film and television. The new series, Naomi, is being made for The CW and its growing list of their DC-related lineup. She will be involved in a six-episode reoccurring role.
Naomi follows the life of a teenage superhero whose hometown starts to experience supernatural occurrences. Stephanie March will be taking up the role of Akira, a being from a faraway planet, who Naomi searches out to for answers as to the supernatural occurrences that begin to happen.
Kaci Walfall plays the titular role of Naomi. On top of March and Walfall, the series has also cast Alexander Wraith, Cranston Johnson, Claire Lanay, and Camila Moreno. DC is known to bring family-friendly comic storylines to its network, so this series will be a welcome addition. The first trailer for Naomi was revealed during the annual DC FanDome event.
The trailer shows Naomi running out of her class when she is alerted that Superman is nearby. Naomi faints and sees Superman fly above her in the quick minute-long teaser for the upcoming show. This new DC series can help bridge the gap or bring in the heroes from the already existing CW show, Superman & Lois, which is already in its second season. The second season is set to premiere on January 11, 2022.
Naomi is being helmed by Ava DuVernay, who has been a producer and director on Selma, When They See Us, Middle of Nowhere, and Queen Sugar. She also directed the blockbuster film A Wrinkle In Time. The series is also being written by Arrow’s co-writer and producer, Jill Blankenship. Attaching Stephanie March to this series should bring a lot of attention to the series and the growing expanded universe of DC that has found its home squarely on The CW.
On top of Stephanie March being a multi-season addition to Law and Order: SVU, as ADA Alexandra Cobot, she has appeared as the convicted killer, Deborah Green, in the Lifetime film, A House on Fire. March made her initial debut on Broadway, co-starring next to Brian Dennehy in a Death of a Salesman revival that won a Tony Award. She also co-starred with Liev Schreiber in the Broadway play, Talk Radio. This will be March’s first time working with DC and the superhero genre, but her performance could lead to heavier roles in the DC Extended Universe.
Naomi is currently in production and is set to follow the second season premiere of Superman & Lois’ second season. Stephanie March is set to appear in the first six episodes of the season. There are no reports yet if she might be tapped for further DC roles, or possibly reprise this role in multiple shows for The CW. March should have plenty of time on her hands as she left Law & Order: SVU back in 2018. Naomi will serve as her first series back since appearing as a defense attorney on one episode of Solar Opposites, on Hulu.