“David Makes Man” is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”), his firstTV project. 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 via his Outlier Society Productions and OprahWinfrey are also executive producers.
David (Akili McDowell) walks the school’s county-approved clinical psychiatrist (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) through his day including his class presentation which helps repair his relationship with Seren (Nathaniel McIntyre) and reveals more about his mother Gloria’s (Alana Arenas) journey as a single mother. Phylicia Rashad also stars as David’s teacher Dr. Woods-Trap.
A undercover officer named Rogers is the only one who can get in close enough to the criminals that terrorize neighborhoods with drugs and violence. However, he finds himself becoming part of the problem as he almost becomes what he’s trying to bring down.