The first photos have been released from “Raising Dion,” a new Netflix series based on a short by Dennis Liu and both executive produced by and briefly starring Michael B. Jordan. The series arrives on Netflix on October 4th.
The story follows a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (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. Jazmyn Simon and Sammi Haney co-star while Carol Barbee (“UnReal,” “Jericho,” “Falling Skies”) serves as showrunner.