David Makes Man

Continuing Wednesday / 7:00pm Oprah Winfrey Network 42 min.
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. 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.

Season 2

2 Episodes

Hurston 2x02
Jun 29 2021
Jun 22 2021

Season 1

10 Episodes

Four months earlier, Sky and Shinobi discuss the death of Shinobiís sister, and Sky advises him to get out of the game and be with his family. Their conversation is interrupted by news that Raynan was in a car accident. When Sky rushes to Raynanís side, a fight ensues, and the details of Skyís death are then revealed. In present day, David, JG, and Gloria arrive back at The Ville where Tare blames David for Willie Derekís death. Shinobi warns David about Desmond, and David appeals to Ms. Elijah for help. Tio Teo ultimately fires Raynan and demands to know the truth. Meanwhile, Mrs. Kelly accuses David of knowing Serenís whereabouts. David tells her what he knows about Serenís disturbing home life. The following morning, Tio Teo interrogates Shinobi about his work with Desmond. Later, Tio Teo makes a decision about Desmond. David enjoys a newfound peace now that heís out of Raynan and Tio Teoís grip. He stares forward looking at something that triggers the ringing in his ears.
Oct 16 2019
More about Raynanís home life is revealed, Gloria exposes a disturbing secret about her childhood, and Seren takes off. Phylicia Rashad also stars as Davidís teacher Dr. Woods-Trap.
Oct 09 2019
Seren goes missing, Raynan and Desmond get arrested, and The Ville prepares for a hurricane.
Oct 02 2019
Raynan and David discuss Dr. Breeís prescription pad and how to avoid the pharmacist reporting them to the police. The following morning, David watches Seren sing at church. Upon arriving at The Ville with Serenís mother and stepfather, Gloria invites Seren to join them for Halloween, and Ms. Elijah dresses him in a Victor/Victoria costume. Later, David spots Desmond, and he is brought back to the night he witnessed Skyís murder. He then approaches Shinobi and Raynan and itís clear that David has finally agreed to participate in their operation.
Sep 25 2019
We see a pre-Ville Raynan at an upper-class high school. Following Skyís death, any semblance of Raynanís preppy self is gone. He is no longer an outsider at The Ville, but rather its center of gravity. Gloria arrives at the unemployment office, but she is turned away because she doesnít have a Social Security card. Upon arriving home, Raynan gives her something to help with her hip pain. Later, JG sells his sneakers to help pay the rent but when the money disappears, Gloria is back to square one. She later sells the drugs provided by Raynan to a fellow addict for rent money. To help with his familyís financial issues, David visits Dr. Bree and steals his prescription pad as a means of obtaining drugs to sell.
Sep 18 2019
Marissa and David get ready for school at their respective homes. Marissa dresses the way her mother forces her and David and JG find their mother Gloria in an overly positive state. At school, David asks Marissa to the school dance, but she declines and asks Seren instead. David has another session with Dr. Bree, who offers David a prescription for sleep medication. Following his school day, David sees Sky and they enter a fantasy sequence. David is jolted back to reality by Shinobi and the other corner boys, who make fun of him. David ultimately asks Tare to the dance. At the dance, David feels uneasy about his two worlds colliding and Tare accuses David of being embarrassed by her. Sky helps David apologize to Tare, and David walks Tare to her door. When David finally arrives home feeling good, he is alarmed to discover a ďrent past dueĒ notice nailed to the door.
Sep 11 2019
Gloria 1x04
Told through her daydreams and the stark contrast of reality, we learn more about Gloriaís past and difficult present. After calculating her budget in hopes of moving closer to Davidís dream school, Gloria asks Jay about a new position at the diner. Jay reminds her of her past and touches her inappropriately. While disentangling from his grasp, she hurts herself. When she later offers a patron free dessert, Jay fires her. Soon after, Gloria enters a pharmacy for pain medication, but she averts temptation and instead selects medicated patches. When she finally arrives at The Ville, she encounters the building manager, who is complaining about JGís burned, soiled sheets in the laundry room. Though Gloria is angry with David about keeping JGís issue a secret, she realizes that she puts too much responsibility on him. Meanwhile, David encounters Raynan, who reminds him that his involvement in the drug operation is not a choice. Finally, Ms. Elijah asks Gloria to join her at the ball.
Sep 04 2019
MJB 1x03
David meets with Dr. Bree, the county-approved clinical psychiatrist. David walks Dr. Bree through his last 24 hours, with his imagined alter egos sitting behind him, revealing his true feelings. He starts his story in Dr. Woods-Trapís class who assigned Seren to be Davidís project partner. They enter Serenís home in the suburbs, where David sees that Seren is fearful of his mother. David and Seren chat about girls, their biological fathers, and compare their parentsí styles of discipline. Meanwhile, at The Ville, Ms. Elijah watches as Shinobi and Raynan are arrested. The next day at school, David gives a presentation about his mom and 17-year-old Gloria appears through a flashback confronting Davidís father, who denies paternity. Enraged, Gloria insists that she will raise David herself. When David finishes recounting his day to Dr. Bree, she inquires as to why David didnít choose to focus on his late friend Sky instead. Davidís answer reveals more about his relationship with Sky.
Aug 28 2019
Dai Out 1x02
David and JG prepare to visit JGís grandfather Saul, and Raynan insists on joining them. David and Raynan then visit the house of Raynanís uncle Tio Teo where the two reminisce about Sky. Tio Teo reveals to David that he wants David to participate in a bigger operation at The Ville. The subject of Sky comes up, and Tio Teo laughs at Davidís insistence that Sky never wanted him to move drugs. Sky was, he says slyly, a dealer himself. Later at the block party, Raynan hands David his bookbag, now filled with drugs, to take back to The Ville, and David is dumbstruck by Raynanís ulterior motives. Feeling as if he cannot say no, he takes it home. When he arrives at The Ville, he delivers the bag to Shinobi who happens upon Davidís one-sided interaction with a nonvisible Sky. Finally, David enters his home just before his mother arrives to wake him up for school.
Aug 21 2019
David has a physical altercation at school with his best friend Seren. At home, David is a lookout for The Ville at the request of Raynan. Plus, the truth about Sky is revealed.
Aug 14 2019