SocietEye: 'David Makes Man' Hollywood Premiere and After-Party

Michael B. Jordan, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oprah Winfrey, and Akili McDowellCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan celebrated the premiere of their new series, David Makes Man, in Hollywood.

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.

Akili McDowellCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

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.

Tarell Alvin McCraneyCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

The series premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 10 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Keep scrolling to see more photos featuring the David Makes Man cast and producers.

Oprah WinfreyCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Michael B. JordanCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Ava DuVernayCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Trace Lysette, who plays FemiCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Ade Chike Torbert, who plays RaynanCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Alana Arenas, who plays GloriaCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Isaiah Johnson, who plays SkyCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Travis Coles, who plays Mx. ElijahCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, who plays SerenCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Cayden Williams, who plays JGCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, Teshi Thomas, Akili McDowell, and LindsEYCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Akili McDowell and Oprah WinfreyCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

Akili McDowell, Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and Tarell Alvin McCraneyCourtesy of OWN/Photographer: Erik Umphery

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