In preparation for the big debut of David Makes Man on August 14, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is airing a “First Look” TV Special on August 7 featuring Ms. Winfrey in conversation with the show’s creator Oscar winner Tarrell Alvin McCraney as well as the cast.
As previously reported, the project is the very first TV series from McCraney of Moonlight and Choir Boy fame. The story centers around 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, Phylicia Rashad, Alana Arenas, Isaiah Johnson, Travis Coles, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre, Cayden K. Williams, Ade Chike Torbert and Jordan Bolger.
There will also be appearances by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Elvis Nolasco, Gillian Williams, Juanita Jennings, Liza Colón-Zayas, Lindsey Blackwell, Lela Rochon and Nick Creegan.
The show is executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Winfrey along with Mike Kelley and Melissa Joy. Dee Harris-Lawrence serving as the series showrunner.
David Makes Man debuts on Wednesday August 14 at 10 p.m. on OWN.