Raising Dion is an American superhero drama streaming television series that premiered October 4, 2019 on Netflix. It is based on the 2015 comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu. In January 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
Raising Dion is an American superherodramastreaming television series that premiered October 4, 2019 on Netflix. It is based on the 2015 comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu. In January 2020, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark. 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 people out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Main Edit Alisha Wainwright as Nicole Reese, a widowed mother who is raising her son alone while trying to manage his supernatural abilities after the death of her husband. Ja’Siah Young as Dion Warren, Nicole’s seven-year-old, superpowered son. Jazmyn Simon as Kat Neese, Nicole’s older sister who is a surgeon. Sammi Haney as Esperanza Jimenez, Dion’s classmate and best friend. She also has brittle bone disease osteogenesis imperfecta. Jason Ritter as Pat Rollins, an engineer at a biotech company called BIONA, Mark’s best friend and Dion’s godfather. He is revealed to be “The Crooked Man”, having been affected by the Iceland event and given the ability to transform into a storm-like entity that hunts down and absorbs other superpowered beings to survive. Recurring Edit Michael B. Jordan as Mark Warren, a scientist and Nicole’s deceased husband, who secretly was given superpowers by the aurora event in Iceland and is trapped as a spirit after having been absorbed by the Crooked Man. Gavin Munn as Jonathan King, Dion’s classmate and bully-turned-friend. Ali Ahn as Suzanne Wu, a scientist and the CEO of BIONA. Donald Paul as Mr. Anthony Fry, Dion’s science teacher. Matt Lewis as Mr. Campbell, Dion’s school principal. Marc Menchaca as Walter Mills, a farmer who is a superpowered man from the Iceland event. He is absorbed into the Crooked Man, leaving his son Brayden, who developed telepathy due to his father’s own superpowers, alone. Moriah Brown as Willa Diana Chiritescu as Jill Noonan Kylen Davis as Malik, Nicole’s teenage neighbor and Tessa’s son. Dana Gourrier as Tessa, Nicole’s neighbor and Malik’s mother. Deirdre Lovejoy as Charlotte Tuck, a woman saved by Mark in a storm. She is another woman with superpowers from the Iceland event.