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HBO Max Secures Streaming Rights to OWN’s ‘David Makes Man’

HBO Max will stream the first season of cable network OWN’s original series David Makes Man beginning July 16, the service reported Monday.

The Warner Horizon Scripted Television-produced series, created by Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by McCraney and Dee Harris-Lawrence (Shots Fired) follows a 14-year-old prodigy who must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out, said HBO Max.

OWN has renewed the series for a second season.

The series stars Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas,, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Travis Coles and Phylicia Rashad.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.