Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The Oprah Winfrey Network: OWN has released a new “first look” video of its dramatic series from Tarell Alvin McCraney titled, David Makes Man.

As previously reported, 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. Set in South Florida, the series, inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, explores the inherent trauma sustained in the fight for survival.

David Makes Man features Akili McDowellPhylicia RashadNathanial Logan McIntyreIsaiah JohnsonAde Chike TorbertJordan BolgerCayden K. Williams and Travis Coles

It also stars Alana Arenas with appearances by Ruben Santiago-HudsonElvis NolascoGillian Williams and Randy Gonzalez. 

It is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. 

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