Raising Dion

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  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (16,512)

Raising Dion is a science-fiction drama series that premiered on Netflix in 2019, which follows the story of a young boy named Dion who has supernatural abilities that he cannot control. The show is based on the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu and Jason Piperberg.

The series stars newcomer Ja'Siah Young as Dion Warren, a charming and delightful eight-year-old boy who discovers he has superpowers after the death of his father, Mark, played by Michael B. Jordan. Alisha Wainwright co-stars as Dion's mother, Nicole Reese, who is left to raise Dion on her own. The show chronicles Nicole’s journey as she tries to understand her son's abilities while keeping them a secret from the outside world.

The show also features an impressive cast of supporting characters, including Esperanza Jimenez (played by Sammi Haney), who is Dion's best friend and wheelchair user, who brings some fresh perspective to the show, and Pat Rollins (played by Jason Ritter) who is Mark's best friend and helps Nicole take care of Dion.

Raising Dion takes the audience through the adventures and challenges that come with raising a young super-powered child. As Dion’s powers increase, he struggles to stay in control of his emotions, which lead to frequent outbursts and accidents that put himself and those around him in danger. Still, Dion also tries to learn how to use his abilities for good, and this sets him on a path to become a superhero.

Although the show is rooted in fantastical elements, it addresses several real-life issues. Raising Dion also explores themes of trauma, grief, bullying, and environmental disasters. The show weaves these into its narrative with just the right amount of depth without seeming too heavy-handed.

The storytelling and cinematography of the series are well-versed, and the editing is outstanding, which makes the action sequences even more visually pleasing. It is a family-friendly show that provides a delightful watch for viewers of all ages. Raising Dion sets a beautifully balanced tone that communicates the wonder of superheroes to children while also appealing to adult fans of the genre.

Overall, Raising Dion is an excellent debut series that creates a fantastic world of extraordinary abilities that both children and adults can enjoy. With its diverse and relatable cast, the show offers representation, suspense, and humor. It always keeps things interesting by piling on the mysteries from episode to episode. It's a heartfelt and charming series that will leave you cheering for young Dion, his mother, and everyone in their circle. The recently announced second season promises to bring even more excitement and adventure into the mix. Regardless of age, anyone who enjoys superheroes and adventure won't want to miss out on Raising Dion.

Raising Dion is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2019.

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ISSUE #208: Who You Are
8. ISSUE #208: Who You Are
February 1, 2022
It's Esperanza's big night, but Dion and Nicole soon find themselves in a dangerous showdown against a familiar villain and his army.
ISSUE #207: World Without Mom
7. ISSUE #207: World Without Mom
February 1, 2022
As Pat clings to life, Nicole resolves to share a special day with Dion. At BIONA, David gives a major presentation and Simone makes a move.
ISSUE #206: 36 Good Hours
6. ISSUE #206: 36 Good Hours
February 1, 2022
Nicole receives some devastating news and Pat gets a rude awakening. Meanwhile, the Crooked Man takes things with Brayden to a terrifying new level.
ISSUE #205: You vs. Me
5. ISSUE #205: You vs. Me
February 1, 2022
Brayden pays Pat a surprise visit. Kat and Tevin take Dion to the country. Worried the infection may spread, Nicole self-isolates.
ISSUE #204: With Friends Like These
4. ISSUE #204: With Friends Like These
February 1, 2022
BIONA tries to bring a mysterious sinkhole under control. Nicole's infection worsens. Dion's playdate with Brayden takes an unexpected turn.
ISSUE #203: Monster Problem
3. ISSUE #203: Monster Problem
February 1, 2022
Using their powers, Dion and Brayden ditch school -- sort of. David takes an interest in Pat's potential. Esperanza battles nerves at the auditions.
ISSUE #202: Sankofa
2. ISSUE #202: Sankofa
February 1, 2022
A figure from Nicole's past returns, causing chaos and confusion. Dion shows new classmate Brayden the ropes. Sparks fly between Nicole and Tevin.
ISSUE #201: A Hero Returns
1. ISSUE #201: A Hero Returns
February 1, 2022
Two years after clashing with the Crooked Man, Dion tries to live a normal life while developing his powers. A new student joins Dion's class.
Where to Watch Raising Dion
Raising Dion is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Raising Dion on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (16,512)