Phylicia Rashad To Star In New OWN Drama

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Phylicia Rashad has been announced as part of the cast for the new OWN drama series, “David Makes Man.”

Created by academy award-winner (Moonlight) Tarell Alvin McCraney, the show follows the life of David (Akili McDowell), a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his best friend and is relied upon by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. Dr. Woods-Trap (Phylicia Rashad), an instructor at David’s middle school becomes his advocate.

Dee Harris-Lawrence will serve as showrunner and will executive produce alongside McCraney, Michael B. JordanOprah Winfrey, Mike Kelley, and Melissa Loy.

Production is reportedly set to take place in Orlando, Fl and the series will premiere in 2019.

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