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[06/19/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: OWN Announces August 14 Series Premiere and Unveils Official Trailer for Its Highly Touted Drama "David Makes Man" from Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
"David Makes Man" centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty.

[04/10/19 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Touts Premium Ad Solutions, Top Portfolio in TV at New York Upfront
Discovery will announce its 2019-20 content slate across its market-leading portfolio of quality brands highlighted by Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet, MotorTrend, Travel Channel and Science Channel.

[01/26/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Teaser Trailer at Sundance for Its Highly Anticipated New Drama "David Makes Man," From Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
The series is set for a summer 2019 premiere on OWN.

[10/25/18 - 11:49 AM]
OWN's New Lyrical Drama "David Makes Man" from Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney Reveals New Recurring and Guest Star Cast Members
The series centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty.

[08/27/18 - 10:01 AM]
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Alana Arenas, Gillian Williams, Elvis Nolasco and Randy Gonzalez Join OWN's New Lyrical Drama "David Makes Man" from Tarell Alvin McCraney
Additionally, four directors have been tapped to helm episodes of the premiere season of the series which is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

[06/26/18 - 10:47 AM]
Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) Unveils Ensemble Cast for OWN's New Original Drama "David Makes Man," Including Emmy Nominee Phylicia Rashad
Production will begin on the drama this summer in Orlando, Florida, for a 2019 premiere.

[08/16/17 - 12:11 PM]
OWN Announces New Drama Series from Academy Award-Winning "Moonlight" Writer/Producer Tarell Alvin McCraney
Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.







DAVID MAKES MAN (OWN)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/14/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, June 2019) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that its anticipated new drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") and Warner Horizon Scripted Television will premiere on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following the network's critically acclaimed drama "Queen Sugar" (Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT). The series premiere will be presented by Lexus with limited commercial interruption. "David Makes Man" centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. "David Makes Man" stars Akili McDowell and Phylicia Rashad. McCraney serves as executive producer of the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence ("Shots Fired," "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.,") who serves as showrunner. Michael B. Jordan ("Creed") via his Outlier Society Productions, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy ("Revenge,") under their Page Fright production banner also serve as executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ade Chike Torbert as Raynan
· Akili McDowell as David
· Alana Arenas as Gloria
· Cayden K. Williams as JG (Jonathan Greg)
· Elvis Nolasco as Tio-Teo
· Gillian Williams as Jessica Kelly
· Isaiah Johnson as Sky
· Jordan Bolger as Shinobi
· Nathaniel Logan McIntyre as Seren
· Phylicia Rashad as Dr. Woods-Trap
· Randy Gonzalez as Mr. Lopez
· Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Dr. Bree
· Travis Coles as Ms. Elijah
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dee Harris-Lawrence as EP
· Melissa Loy as EP
· Michael B. Jordan as EP
· Mike Kelley as EP
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
· Tarell Alvin McCraney as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Outlier Productions
· Page Fright
· Warner Horizon Television