Drama

DAVID MAKES MAN (For 2019; fka Untitled Tarell Alvin McRaney Series)
Ordered straight to series

STUDIO: Warner Horizon Scripted Televisio/Page Fright/Outlier Productions
TEAM: Tarell Alvin McCraney (w, ep), Mike Kelley (ep), Melissa Loy (ep), Michael B. Jordan (ep), Dee Harris-Lawrence (ep, sr), Oprah Winfrey (ep)
LOGLINE: Haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the South Florida projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that might offer him a way out.
CAST: Phylicia Rashad, Akili McDowell, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre. Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Jordan Bolger, Cayden K. Williams, Travis Coles

LOVE IS ___
Ordered straight to series

STUDIO: Warner Horizon Scripted Television
TEAM: Mara Brock Akil (w, ep), Salim Akil (d, ep), Melissa Loy (ep), Michael B. Jordan (ep)
LOGLINE: Love story between a modern-day power couple in the world of Black Hollywood. They navigate a complex set of social codes, and this series will explore it all, from the good to the bad … to the ’90s, because that’s where it all began. Inspired by the Akils’ real-life relationship.
CAST: Michele Weaver, Will Catlett, Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Wendy Davis, Clarke Peters, Tammy Townsend (recurring), Loretta Devine (recurring), Tim Reid (recurring), Vanessa Bell Calloway (recurring)