HBO Max has released the trailer for its drama series David Makes Man, from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”) and executive producers Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey, which explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive.
Inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, the show is set in South Florida and, according to the official synopsis, revolves around 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”. The teenager must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.
The cast includes Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas,, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Travis Coles and Phylicia Rashad.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse into the protagonist’s life and struggles, with shots nodding at the pressure he experiences and more.
The soundtrack music is the 2013 single “Sing To The Moon” by British recording artist, songwriter and composer Laura Mvula.
David Makes Man is set to launch on HBO Max on July 16th.
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