The trailer has arrived for Raising Dion, an upcoming Netflix series executive produced by Michael B. Jordan (who also has a role, although it’s not a lead).
The Netflix Original tells of a young boy, Dion (Ja’Siah Young), who is raised by a single mum (Alisha Wainwright) after his father (Jordan) passes away. He’s not a normal child, with superhero-like abilities soon revealing themselves. His mother and her best friend (Jason Ritter) are soon on a mission to protect him from forces determined to exploit his powers.
Co-creator Carol Barbee is back in the gifted child narrative after the short-lived Kiefer Sutherland-starring Touch. She’s working with documentary produce Dennis Liu (The Farthest) in the creation of this series, which looks like another solid, if perhaps a little too familiar, superhero-esque show to add to the ever-growing ‘My List’ on Netflix. It’s an increasingly crowded market though, so fingers crossed that Raising Dion manages to mark its own space and earn an strong audience.
All nine episodes of Raising Dion will hit Netflix on October 4.
Official synopsis for Raising Dion:
Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.