During DC FanDome, fans got their first look at the upcoming Naomi television series developed by Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship based on the titular character created by Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, and Jamal Campbell. Since the original Eisner Award-winning miniseries debuted in 2019, fans have patiently waited for the long teased sequel series and assumed it would arrive in time to coincide with the TV adaptation on The CW. Sure enough, DC Comics officially announced today that Naomi Season 2 is set to arrive on March 8, 2022!
Here’s how DC describes the new miniseries:
NAOMI SEASON TWO will look to answer all the questions that surround Naomi, her legacy, and her place in the DC Universe pantheon. Guest-starring Black Adam, Superman, and the Justice League, plus the return of…Zumbado!
Season Two launches straight from Season One and her appearances in Young Justice and Justice League. Naomi now stands side-by-side with the likes of Superman, Batman, and The Flash, yet at the same time, she still has her small-town life and relationships with her parents and friends to navigate.
Naomi co-creator Brian Michael Bendis, who currently writes the Justice League book featuring the character, discussed what’s to come in Naomi Season 2.
“I am so excited that the entire original creative team was able to return to put together this very important chapter in Naomi McDuffie’s life and legacy. Naomi has been thrown into the deep end of life and the series is about that. What Naomi is going through in the superhero universe is what a lot of people go through in the real world. All the sudden you’re in over your head and things are expected of you and there are still so many questions and mysteries about her parents, birth world, powers and the world she grew up in. You’re in for lots of surprises!”
Writer David F. Walker teased what’s to come:
“It feels really good to be working with Jamal and Brian again. All three of us are in very different places professionally and personally in our lives, and that brings an invigorating energy to the creative process as we chronicle this next chapter in Naomi’s adventures. The first story we wrote was about Naomi learning who she really is, and now this story is all about unpacking the realities of what it means to be a Super Hero.”
Artist Jamal Campbell added:
“Despite being apart for a bit, we’ve all used that time to think about where we want to take Naomi and her story after Season One. And now we can hit the ground running, creatively refreshed and ready to continue where we left off.”
Along with the cover of the first issue, DC also revealed an interior look at Naomi Season 2 #1:
Look for Naomi Season 2 #1 to arrive in stores on March 8, 2022.