‘Raising Dion’ Cancelled: Cast Members Share Reactions as Netflix Scraps Superhero Series


Not something you want to hear if you’re a fan of Raising Dion.

Netflix has decided to cancel the sci-fi superhero series, giving it the ax after two seasons. As is the norm, no exact details were provided as to why the series was cut short, although it usually comes down to cost vs. ratings.

“I just wanted to let you guys know that Raising Dion will not be coming out for a season 3,” series star Ja’Siah Young, who played Dion, told fans in an Instagram video. “It’s not any of us, it’s not me, it’s not you guys. I really loved it. I loved every moment of it. Thank you.”


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“I’m heartbroken that our show isn’t moving forward with another season,” tweeted series star Alisha Wainwright, who played Nicole, mother to Dion, “not only because I won’t get to work with my amazing cast and crew in the same way again, but because I feel Raising Dion did so much for little black and brown children and children with disabilities.”

“Sad to say that Raising Dion is CANCELED,” posted Sammi Haney, who played Esperanza Jimenez in the series. “Thank you for all of the amazing support we got from all of our wonderful fans! Season 2 was a success, equal to Season 1, even if just looking at how many people watched all of it and wanted a season 3!”

Raising Dion, based on the 2015 comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu, told the story of a woman, Nicole (Wainwright), who raises her son, Dion (Young), after the death of her husband, Mark. The challenges of raising a child as a single mother are amplified when Dion starts to manifest superhero-like abilities. The cast also included Aubriana Davis, Ali Ahn, Josh Ventura, Jazmyn Simon, Gavin Munn,  and Tracey Bonner. Michael B. Jordan, an executive producer of the series, appeared as Mark in four episodes.

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