Kwame Patterson and Arlen Escarpeta are joining David Makes Man season 2. Patterson is tapped to play the title role and Escarpeta will portray his brother, JG.
Created by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the first season of David Makes Man centered on David Young (Akili McDowell), a 14-year-old prodigy learning to survive the streets that raised him and the higher education that could offer him a way out.
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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.
Patterson and Escarpeta will join returning series regulars Akili McDowell, Alana Arenas, Travis Coles, and Cayden K. Williams for David Makes Man season two.
The series hails from Moonlight Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
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Oprah Winfrey executive produces the Peabody-winning drama series via Harpo Films. McCraney and Dee Harris-Lawrence also exec. produce with Harris-Lawrence also serving as showrunner. Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy under their Page Fright production banner, Michael B. Jordan via his Outlier Society Productions are also executive producers.
Patterson can be seen in a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season of FX’s Snowfall. Escarpeta’s television credits include series regular roles in Crackle’s The Oath and NBC’s American Dreams, and a recurring role in Syfy’s The Magicians, among others.