One of Netflix’s most binge-worthy sci-fi options is Raising Dion. The series follows single mom Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) as they struggle with the death of Dion’s father, Mark Warren (Michael B. Jordon), and is based on the comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu.
When Dion begins to display supernatural abilities, ranging from the Matilda-like ability to float his cereal to the ability to teleport out of dangerous circumstances, an already difficult position becomes insurmountable. Nicole must shield Dion from potentially dangerous scenarios, such as unusual foes or authorities trying to explore his skills.
The first season of Raising Dion premiered on Netflix in October 2019, leaving a few cliffhangers that beg for a second season. Here’s all we’ve figured out regarding the show’s future.
When will Raising Dion Season 2 premiere?
Raising Dion is set to return to Netflix on February 1, 2022. Season 1 premiered in the fall of 2019, thus fans of the show have had to wait a long time for fresh episodes. Despite the fact that the programme was renewed in January 2020, the pandemic caused delays in the series’ production.
How many episodes will there be in Season 2?
Variety stated that Season 2 will include eight episodes, after the announcement of the series’ renewal. Unfortunately, that’s one fewer episode than the first season’s nine. They’ll almost certainly be just as crammed with benign sci-fi hijinks from the titular, burgeoning superhero, if not more so.
Who will be back in Season 2?
Without the main character and his mother, Raising Dion wouldn’t be Raising Dion, thus Ja’Siah Young, who portrays Dion, and Alisha Wainwright, who plays Nicole, will undoubtedly return. Kat (Jazmyn Simon) and Esperanza (Sammi Haney) have both been confirmed for Season 2. Given that Dion’s father, Mark, is still alive, we may see more of Michael B. Jordan on film.
In terms of the rest of the cast, we’ll be seeing more of Suzanne Wu, the head of BIONA, since Ali Ahn, who portrays her, was promoted to a series regular in February, according to Deadline. Griffin Robert Faulkner, who plays Brayden, a second-generation super like Dion, is in the same boat.
Since a storm-like creature possessed Brayden after Pat (who disguised his name for nine episodes) was vanquished, it’s only natural that he’ll play a bigger role in the upcoming episodes. It hasn’t been established if Jason Ritter, who portrays Pat, will feature in the film. However, once the show was renewed, the actor took to Twitter to express his excitement for Season 2.
Is there anyone new in the cast?
Netflix revealed a slew of new cast members in February 2021. One of the new additions is Rome Flynn of How To Get Away With Murder fame, who will play Tevin Wakefield, a former Olympic track coach who will serve as “Dion’s trainer and mentor.” He’s rumoured to get close to Dion and Nicole, so expect to see him a lot next season.
With the new character Janelle Carr, portrayed by Aubriana Davis, it also seems like another amazing youngster is heading to town.
What about the creators of the shows?
When the show was renewed in early 2020, Variety revealed that the same people that worked on Season 1 will be back for Season 2. Carol Barbee will return as showrunner, and while it’s uncertain if we’ll see Michael B. Jordan onscreen, he will undoubtedly be executive producing behind the scenes. Kenny Goodman, Kim Roth, Dennis Liu, and Charles D. King are also included.
What is Season 2’s plot?
After Nicole, Dion, and BIONA disintegrated Pat in the Season 1 finale, the Crooked Man’s pursuit of Dion and other supers was put on hold. However, the cliffhanger conclusion of the finale showed that the stormy entity succeeded to inhabit Brayden, the son of one of the Crooked Man’s absorbed superpowered men. This sets the stage for a Season 2 showdown between Dion and Brayden, focusing on the second generation of exceptional kids.
The escalating tension between them will undoubtedly be at the forefront of the season, according to Netflix’s official logline. They may not have to fight right now. It’s set two years after Season 1’s events, and Dion is believed to befriend Brayden as he continues his training with a new trainer (Rome Flynn’s new character Tevin).
It’s unknown what the threat is, but it appears to be more serious than in Season 1, since Dion and his mother are tasked with defending the whole city of Atlanta. It’s likely that the looming threat holds answers to the fates of those consumed by the Crooked Man, including Dion’s father, Mark. We witnessed his ghost momentarily become tangible at the Season 1 finale, allowing him to interact with Nicole and Dion before fading away. Mark isn’t quite alive, but he’s also not quite dead, which means his fate is still unknown. Season 2 might be dedicated to bringing Mark and others who were consumed by the Crooked Man (and whose souls were liberated during Season 1) back together.