Status: Renewed for Season 2
Original Run: August 14, 2019 –
Current Seasons: 2
Genre: Family Drama, Serialized
Status for season 3
The series is NOT cancelled. However, it has not yet been renewed or cancelled for season 3
OWN announced season 2 renewal of "David Makes Man". Season 2 will premiere on OWN early summer 2021. The new season finds David in his 30s (played by Kwame Patterson), a successful business man facing an opportunity that will change him forever; the mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to truly live.
The Oprah Winfrey Network had previously announced that its critically acclaimed drama series "David Makes Man" from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight") had been renewed for a second season. The series, produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, recently received a Critics' Choice Award nomination for "Best Drama," a prestigious Gotham Award nomination, and has been named to several critics' year-end "best of television" lists.
"David Makes Man" is executive produced by McCraney, Michael B. Jordan, Dee Harris-Lawrence, Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy and Oprah Winfrey. Harris-Lawrence is set to return as showrunner for season two. The series centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects and stars an ensemble cast featuring Emmy nominated actress Phylicia Rashad and newcomer Akili McDowell who plays the lead role of David.
"David Makes Man" premiered to overwhelming critical acclaim in August 2019. The New York Times called the show "deeply beautiful and distinctive" while The Washington Post called it "one of the most original and riveting TV shows this year." During its first season run, the series ranked #2 in its time period across all cable with African-American women and reached over 4.1 million unique viewers on OWN.
"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. "David Makes Man" stars Akili McDowell and Phylicia Rashad. 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. Michael B. Jordan ("Creed") via his Outlier Society Productions, Oprah Winfrey, Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy ("Revenge,") under their Page Fright production banner also serve as executive producers.
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