A Law & Order: SVU star recently landed a major new role away from the series. So what is it, and how will this affect SVU?
Thankfully, the actress, Stephanie March, hasn’t been on Law & Order: SVU since 2019. March played Alexandra Cabot on the show starting in 2000. When she left, fans were definitely bummed. But it looks like she’s had success in pursuing new projects. The new role is in Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship’s upcoming superhero drama, Naomi.
Naomi will follow a teenage superhero whose life changes dramatically when a series of supernatural events occur in her hometown. March is set to be in a six-episode recurring role.
Aside from the former Law & Order: SVU star, the cast looks great. Kaci Walfall, known for her roles on Person of Interest, The Equalizer, and Modern Love, will star as Naomi. Claire Lanay, Camila Moreno, Alexander Wraith and Cranston Johnson are all in supporting roles.
March plays Akira, a being from a faraway planet that Naomi goes to looking for answers. It sounds crazy exciting. And with someone like Ava DuVernay at the helm of the series, it has some major potential.
The ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Actress Shared the News With Fans
The former Law & Order: SVU actress shared news of the role on her Instagram account.
“Work is good. Playing a superhero is even better. Doing it with @ava is the freaking best. #NAOMI,” the actress wrote.
She has had many roles outside of Law & Order: SVU. In fact, its far from it. She starred in Lifetime’s A House on Fire as convicted Killer Debora Green. In 2018, she took on a comedic role as Ivanka Trump in Comedy Central’s A President Show Documentary.
She’s also had roles on 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Grey’s Anatomy, and Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter.
She also produced and acted in The Social Ones, a mockumentary that takes a look at social media. The indie project won Cinequest’s Award for best comedy feature.
Many Law & Order: SVU fans miss her presence on the show. And the cast of the hit drama seems to as well. Mariska Hargitay recently wished her a very happy birthday. Naomi could be a fun way for fans and former co-stars to see the actress in action again.
Naomi is based on DC Comics by the same name. The show will air on the CW, which has played host to a wide variety of superhero shows. And while we don’t know the air date yet, we can expect it sometime next year. Arrow writer Jill Blankenship is a co-producer on the project and should make quite a splash amongst superhero fans.
We even have a sneak peek.