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[12/08/20 - 10:16 AM]
OWN's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "David Makes Man" Announces Recurring Cast and Directors for Second Season
The second season will premiere on OWN early summer 2021.

[11/23/20 - 11:00 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group Signs Overall Deal with "All Rise" and "David Makes Man" Executive Producer and Writer Dee Harris-Lawrence
This is WBTVG's first overall pact with Harris-Lawrence and her first with any studio.

[08/06/20 - 03:10 PM]
Kwame Patterson and Arlen Escarpeta Join the Cast of OWN's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "David Makes Man," From Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
Patterson and Escarpeta join returning series regulars Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, Travis Coles and Cayden K. Williams for season two.

[06/29/20 - 11:59 AM]
HBO Max Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to Peabody Award-Winning Drama "David Makes Man"
The series, from Academy Award(R)-winning screenwriter and Tony Award-nominated playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be available to stream on HBO Max starting July 16.

[12/19/19 - 10:17 AM]
OWN Announces Second Season Renewal of Critically Acclaimed Drama Series "David Makes Man"
The series centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects and stars an ensemble cast featuring Emmy nominated actress Phylicia Rashad and newcomer Akili McDowell who plays the lead role of David.

[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)
Returns in Summer 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/14/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 12/19/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, December 2020) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the addition of ten new recurring roles plus directors Kiel Adrian Scott and Erica Watson for the second season of "David Makes Man," the Peabody Award-winning and critically acclaimed drama from Academy Award(R) winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Bros. Television. McCraney executive produces the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence who serves as showrunner. Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy under their Page Fright production banner, Michael B. Jordan via his production company Outlier Society, and Oprah Winfrey via Harpo Films are also executive producers. Season two finds David in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson, "Snowfall," "The Wire"), a rising business man facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever; the mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to truly live. Production returned to Orlando, Florida and commenced filming in October. The second season will premiere on OWN early summer 2021.
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