Raising Dion photos: Netflix sets premiere date for new drama
Netflix has released the first look photos for their upcoming family superhero drama Raising Dion, giving us a glimpse of the titular boy’s superhuman abilities. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed), the series will be available for streaming on October 4. Check out the photos in the gallery below!
Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
The series will star newcomer Ja’Siah Young as titular 7-year-old super-powered boy Dion Reese and Alisha Wainwright (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) as Nicole Reese, a former professional dancer who gave it up to raise her son Dion when her husband Mark died. As Dion’s abilities become more and more apparent, Nicole’s protective nature heightens as she starts to fear for his safety. It will also feature Jason Ritter (Parenthood) as Pat and Jazmyn Simon as Kat
Raising Dion is based on commercial and music video director Dennis Liu’s short film and comic book. Carol Barbee (Judging Amy, Jericho, Touch) will serve as showrunner/executive producer. She also write the script for episode one, which Liu will direct. Jordan will executive produce through his Outlier Society Productions. Raising Dion is also executive produced by MACRO’s Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks with Kenny Goodman and Michael Green.