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[01/26/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Teaser Trailer at Sundance for Its Highly Anticipated New Drama "David Makes Man," From Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
The series is set for a summer 2019 premiere on OWN.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN UNVEILS TEASER TRAILER AT SUNDANCE FOR ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW DRAMA "DAVID MAKES MAN," FROM OSCAR WINNER TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY

OWN Partnered With The Blackhouse Foundation For An Intimate First Look Clips & Conversation Panel With Series Producers Tarell Alvin McCraney, Michael B. Jordan, Dee Harris-Lawrence and Stars Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas and Phylicia Rashad

OWN Releases Official Key Art For The Series

Park City - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network unveiled last night and released today from Sundance the first teaser trailer and official key art for its anticipated new drama series, "David Makes Man," from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") and Warner Horizon Scripted Television. McCraney serves as executive producer of the series alongside Dee Harris-Lawrence ("Shots Fired," "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.

"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 is inspired by events in McCraney's own life and explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive.

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.

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.

"When we looked at the spectrum of life, we wanted to show it as true as it is today, as it was then. There's a lexicon of things in our [African American community] that need to be seen and talked about," said Tarell Alvin McCraney.

"[In this series], we offer a view of humanity. The characters in this show, they're not all like me... but, I [still] see myself in all of them because that's what it means to be human," said Phylicia Rashad.

In addition to the above, the post-reception welcomed a variety of esteemed guests including David Oyelowo, Sanaa Lathan and Storm Reid.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN's original scripted series include popular dramas "Queen Sugar," "Greenleaf," "The Have and Have Nots, "If Loving You is Wrong," popular sitcom "The Paynes," and upcoming drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and family saga "Ambitions" from box office hit-maker Will Packer. OWN's Saturday night unscripted programming lineup includes "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Book of John Gray," "Black Love," "Chad Loves Michelle" and the new dating series "Ready to Love." OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery, Inc. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.





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