Raising Dion is coming to Netflix this October.
The streamer has dropped the first official trailer that gives us out best look yet at the TV series.
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).
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.
The nine-part series is based on the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu, who is attached to executive produce alongside Michael B. Jordan, Kenny Goodman, Kim Roth, Michael Green, and Charles D. King’s MACRO.
On the surface, it may appear to be your typical superhero drama series, but there's a lot of action teased in the trailer as a young mother tries to keep her son safe.
Here is the trailer. Scroll down for character biographies.
JA’SIAH YOUNG - “Dion Warren”
The adorable 8-year-old son of Nicole and Mark, Dion is a precocious boy with an affinity for superheroes and science. This affinity becomes his challenging reality as he begins to develop mysterious abilities, making his life difficult as he enters a new school and deals with the trauma of losing his father when he needed him the most.
ALISHA WAINWRIGHT - “Nicole Warren”
A big dreamer who faces reality as a widowed mother of a special young boy, Nicole navigates the trials and tribulations of parenthood alone once her husband, Mark, passes. She struggles to balance everything once Dion begins to develop superhuman abilities, creating a hectic day-to-day in which she strives to protect his childhood and his safety.
JASON RITTER - “Pat Rollins”
Always doubted and misunderstood, Pat’s passion for science and comics sets an image of a seemingly awkward man, yet his warmth wins Dion over amidst the loss of his father. Pat was Mark’s best friend since their college days at Columbia, and after Mark’s passing makes a big effort to be there for Nicole and Dion, and loves them like family.
MICHAEL B. JORDAN - “Mark Warren”
Mark was an adventurous, intelligent man who made a point of making the most of life out of his lifelong passion for STEM. Such an ambitious nature eventually leads to Mark’s demise, one that Nicole begins to realize was under much more mysterious circumstances than she originally thought.
JAZMYN SIMON - “Kat Neese”
Kat is a surgical resident and Nicole’s sister. She’s the one that has her life together, and can’t help but correct Nicole on her life and parenting. All in all, she’s a wonderful and supportive aunt and sister, but has a hard time biting her tongue as she watches her sister make mistakes.
SAMMI HANEY - “Esperanza Jimenez”
A ride or die you always want in your corner, Esperanza is a bright classmate of Dion who has brittle bone disease. A brilliant artist wise beyond her years, she looks out for Dion in an endearing manner, and, though it takes a while, Dion grows to realize she is his best friend.
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