Trendy attends the premiere for ‘David Makes Man’

Held at the NeueHouse in Hollywood, the series is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”), his first TV project.

Oprah Winfrey with executive producer Michael B. Jordan, creator and executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney, star Akili McDowell and OWN President Tina Perry
Oprah Winfrey with executive producer Michael B. Jordan, creator and executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney, star Akili McDowell and OWN President Tina Perry

It centers on David (Akili McDowell) 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 (Alana Arenas) to find a way out of poverty.

Executive producer Oprah Winfrey with creator and executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney
Executive producer Oprah Winfrey with creator and executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney

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.

Alana Arenas
Alana Arenas
Ade Chike Torbert
Ade Chike Torbert
Ava DuVernay, creator and executive producer of OWNs Queen Sugar
Ava DuVernay, creator and executive producer of OWNs Queen Sugar
Trace Lysette
Trace Lysette

“David Makes Man” premieres on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Erik Umphery

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