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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 (??? 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