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[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 TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/14/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
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 2019) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today its critically acclaimed drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") has been renewed for a second season. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, recently received a Critics' Choice Award nomination for "Best Drama," a prestigious Gotham Award nomination, and has been named to several critics' year-end "best of television" lists. "David Makes Man" is executive produced by McCraney, Michael B. Jordan, Dee Harris-Lawrence, Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy and Oprah Winfrey. Harris-Lawrence is set to return as showrunner for season two. 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. "David Makes Man" premiered to overwhelming critical acclaim in August 2019. The New York Times called the show "deeply beautiful and distinctive" while The Washington Post called it "one of the most original and riveting TV shows this year." During its first season run, the series ranked #2 in its time period across all cable with African-American women and reached over 4.1 million unique viewers on OWN.
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