The cable network and The Blackhouse Foundation unveiled clips and official key art during a gathering in Park City, Utah, attended by series creator Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer Michael B. Jordan, showrunner-executive producer Dee Harris-Lawrence, and castmembers Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, and Phylicia Rashad.
The drama series from Oscar-winning Moonlight co-writer, McCraney and Warner Horizon Scripted Television centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects, who is haunted by the death of his closest friend. The teen must choose between the streets or the higher education that may offer him a way out of poverty. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by real events in McCraney’s own life and explores childhood.
The cast includes Akili McDowell (David), Alana Arenas (Gloria) and Phylicia Rashad (Dr. Woods-Trap).
McCraney serves as executive producer of the series along with Dee Harris-Lawrence (Shots Fired, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.). Harris-Lawrence also serves as showrunner. Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy (Revenge) are also executive producers under their Page Fright production banner, along with Michael B. Jordan via his Outlier Society Productions and Oprah Winfrey.
David Makes Man is set to premiere in summer 2019 on OWN.