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"David Makes Man" is a drama series created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney ("Moonlight"). Set in South Florida, this lyrical coming-of-age story centers on a teenage prodigy named David who lives in the projects but attends a magnet school for academically gifted youngsters. David, played by newcomer Akili McDowell, straddles two different worlds, navigating between the streets that raised him and the school that offers him a way out of poverty. His balancing act comes at an emotional price which is portrayed in this original series on OWN that features an ensemble cast including Alana Arenas, Phylicia Rashad and Isaiah Johnson. Dee Harris-Lawrence ("Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.") serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside McCraney, Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy, Michael B. Jordan, and Oprah Winfrey.

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After a visit from Shinobi, a fight with Raynan and a tender moment with David, more is revealed about how Sky died; David appeals to Mx. Elijah for help in exiting the drug operation; Tio Teo demands the truth about Desmond and David from Raynan.
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More about Raynan's home life is revealed; Gloria exposes a disturbing secret about her childhood; Seren takes off.
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Seren goes missing; Raynan and Desmond get arrested; The Ville prepares for a hurricane; more is revealed about Sky's death; a young life ends in tragedy.
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Raynan and David discuss their new plan; Seren attends Halloween at The Ville, where unlikely romantic connections are revealed.
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Already in dire straits, Gloria's financial situation gets worse, and David devises a plan.
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Home after losing her job, Gloria takes an active role in her sons' personal lives; David attends the school dance with his crush, Tare; Sky gives advice to David about how to talk to girls and reveals more about his relationship with Raynan.
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Gloria's difficult day turns catastrophic when she is fired by her boss, leaving her home life in jeopardy; Raynan reminds David that he can't run away from his responsibilities.
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David describes his day to the school's county-approved clinical psychiatrist, including his class presentation, which helps repair his relationship with Seren, and his mother's journey.
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David and his little brother, JG, visit JG's grandfather in Overtown, and they are joined by Raynan; later, Raynan and David visit Raynan's uncle, who wants David to participate in a drug operation.
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Wanting to do well at school, David ends up in an altercation with his best friend, Seren; at home, David acts as a lookout for his neighborhood at the request of Raynan; Gloria leans on David; the truth about David's friend, Sky, is revealed.
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A behind-the-scenes look at the drama series, "David Makes Man," including interviews with executive producer Oprah Winfrey, Academy Award-winning creator Tarell Alvin McCraney and actress Phylicia Rashad.

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