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OWN Unveils 'David Makes Man' Trailer at Sundance

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Friday unveiled the first teaser trailer for its new drama series, David Makes Man at the Sundance Film Festival.

The series, from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, 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, according to OWN.

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.) Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy (Revenge), Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Oprah Winfrey.

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.