OWN’s David Makes Man is entering season 2 with 10 additional new faces.
Tony Plana, Brittany S. Hall, Erica Luttrell, Zsané Jhé, Bobbi Baker, Patrice Arenas, Trinity Cidel, Brandi Huzzie, Rodney Gardiner and Janmarco Santiago are all cast in the series from Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Bros. Television. They will all star in recurring roles.
For David Makes Man season 2, we will see David in his early 30s (played by Patterson), a rising businessman facing an opportunity that will change him and his community forever; the mounting pressure forces David to choose between the instincts that helped him survive or finding a new way to finally, truly live.
Check out the full details of the recurring characters for Season 2 below.
Brittany S. Hall plays Nicole, a sophisticated and honest architect who has been dating David but loves her freedom as well.
Erica Lutrell plays adult Marissa, a Miami-based marine biologist, activist, and protector of the land and sea. When her former middle school friend-turned-nemesis further threatens the ecological balance of South Florida, Marissa sets out to prove that corporate greed is toxic for everyone.
Zsané Jhé adult Shella, an entrepreneur extraordinaire. She leads the charge for the residents of The Ville in the fight against the real estate redevelopment company trying to gentrify their homes.
Tony Plana plays Joe Padilla, a billionaire real estate developer who brings David an ambitious opportunity, under the guise of redevelopment.
Bobbi Baker (House of Payne) plays Robin, Gloria’s loyal and level partner. Together they run Robin’s Nest in Little Havana, a foster home for LGBTQ+ youth.
Patrice Arenas plays Denise, an office assistant at the Edwards Firm (where David works). She keeps things moving at the office while also learning the moods and tempo of her boss.
Trinity Cidel plays Trenise, the gifted daughter of David’s brother, JG. She is calm, introspective, and more like her uncle David than her own father.
Brandi Huzzie is cast as Trisha, the long-time girlfriend of JG and mother of his child. Together they raise their daughter Trenise.
Rodney Gardiner plays Corey Roberts, a Miami district commissioner and politician. Corey offers to work with David and Joe to help push their Ville redevelopment project, but they will have to do it his way.
Janmarco Santiago plays Elan, Joe Padilla’s entitled nephew and David’s unrequested assistant.
The new recurring cast members join the previously announced new series regulars Patterson as adult David and Arlen Escarpeta as adult JG alongside returning series regulars Akili McDowell (young David), Alana Arenas (David’s mom Gloria), Travis Coles (Mx. Elijah) and Cayden K. Williams (young JG) for Season 2.
McCraney serves as executive producer alongside showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence who serves as showrunner. Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy also executive produce under their production banner Page Fright. Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films are also executive producers.
Season 2 of ‘David Makes Man’ returns in 2021.