'David Makes Man': OWN unveils teaser trailer at Sundance for new drama from Tarell Alvin McCraney and Michael B Jordan

'David Makes Man' centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his friend and relies on his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty


                            'David Makes Man': OWN unveils teaser trailer at Sundance for new drama from Tarell Alvin McCraney and Michael B Jordan
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OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, unveiled at Sundance Film Festival the first teaser trailer and official key art for its new drama series, 'David Makes Man', from Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ('Moonlight') and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

'David Makes Man'
'David Makes Man'

'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.

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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.

(From L-R) Brickson Diamond, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Dee Harris-Lawrence, Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, Phylicia Rashad, and Michael B. Jordan. (Photo Credit: Erik Umphery)
(From L-R) Brickson Diamond, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Dee Harris-Lawrence, Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, Phylicia Rashad, and Michael B. Jordan. (Photo Credit: Erik Umphery)

OWN partnered with The Blackhouse Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor for the Foundation's 12th year of programming with the Sundance Film Festival. The Blackhouse Foundation works to expand opportunities for black content creators by providing pathways to opportunities for minority creatives to learn about the financial, production, marketing and distribution resources that will raise the profile of their content, while also providing participants with a nucleus for continuing support, community and education.

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The 'David Makes Man' panel discussion
The 'David Makes Man' panel discussion

On Friday, January 25, OWN and The Blackhouse Foundation hosted an intimate clips and conversation for 'David Makes Man' moderated by The Blackhouse Co-Founder, Brickson Diamond and featuring series creator Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer Michael B. Jordan, showrunner/executive producer Dee Harris-Lawrence, and cast Akili McDowell (David), Alana Arenas (Gloria) and Phylicia Rashad (Dr. Woods-Trap). The series is set for a summer 2019 premiere on OWN.

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McCraney serves as executive producer of the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence ('Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.') who serves as showrunner. Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy ('Revenge,') under their Page Fright production banner, Michael B. Jordan ('Creed') via his Outlier Society Productions and Oprah Winfrey are also executive producers.