On Tuesday, Aug. 5th, OWN held the premiere of David Makes Man, which is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan, and celebrated the new series with an after-party at Neuehouse Hollywood.
David Makes Man is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), his first TV project. The series centers on David (Akili McDowell) 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 (Alana Arenas) 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. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life and explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive.
The series premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 10 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
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