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On Tuesday, Aug. 5th, OWN held the premiere of David Makes Man, which is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan, and celebrated the new series with an after-party at Neuehouse Hollywood.

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David Makes Man is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), his first TV project. The series 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. 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.

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The series premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 10 p.m. on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Keep scrolling to see more photos featuring the David Makes Man cast and producers.

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