OWN has announced the ensemble cast – including the Tony Award winning actress, Phylicia Rashad – for its new original drama series David Makes Man.
David Makes Man centers around David, 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.
David is a former block drug dealer from a state housing project in Homestead, Florida, who rides a bus every day to attend a magnet school for academically gifted kids. Aware of the expectations and perceptions others have of him, he has become an expert chameleon who toggles between two distinct personas that reflect his surroundings — but this exacts an emotional price.
Rashad will play Dr. Woods-Trap, a respected and intimidating instructor at David’s middle school who is one of those teachers that students remember for the rest of their lives. Her assignments are challenging but rewarding, and her students genuinely like and respect her. Though firm with David, she sees something special in him and becomes his advocate.
The drama series is being produced by Oscar winning Moonlight co-writer, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Production will begin this summer in Orlando, Florida, for a 2019 premiere.[/vc_column_text][td_block_trending_now][td_block_ad_box spot_id=”custom_ad_1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][td_block_ad_box spot_id=”sidebar” spot_title=”- Advertisement -“][/vc_column][/vc_row]