Raising Dion is one of Netflix’s binge-able sci-fi offerings. Based on the comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu, the series follows single mom Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) as they deal with the loss of Dion’s father, Mark (Michael B. Jordan).
An already complicated situation becomes impossible when Dion begins to manifest supernatural powers, from the Matildaesque ability to levitate his cereal to the capacity to teleport out of risky situations. Like any good “strange powers appearing out of nowhere” drama.
The Release Date for raising Dion season 2:
A release date for Raising Dion season 2 is yet to be confirmed.
Fortunately, however, the series was officially renewed in January 2020 and it’s since been established that production on season 2 began in January 2021. Depending on how long shooting and post-production take, we could see the series return at the tail-end of 2021.
The cast of Raising Dion season 2:
Alisha Wainwright as Nicole Reese,
Ja’Siah Young as Dion Warren
Jazmyn Simon as Kat Neese.
Jason Ritter as Pat Rollins
Michael B. Jordan as Mark Warren.
Gavin Munn as Jonathan King.
Donald Paul as Mr. Anthony Fry.
Matt Lewis as Mr. Campbell.
Marc Menchaca as Walter Mills.
Has Raising Dion been renewed for a second season?
While it took a while to hear whether or not Raising Dion was coming back, Netflix officially renewed the series for a second season in January 2020. So don’t worry: We’ll definitely get to see the next chapter of this superhero origin story, and the team behind the first installment including showrunner Carol Barbee and executive producer Michael B. Jordan will be back, as reported by Variety.
Who will return for Season 2?
Raising Dion wouldn’t be Raising Dion without the titular character and his mother, so it’s reasonable to expect Ja’Siah Young to return as Dion and Alisha Wainwright as Nicole. Given that Dion’s father, Mark, still technically isn’t dead, we’ll probably be seeing more of Michael B. Jordan on-screen. Count Jazmyn Simon’s Kat in for Season 2 as well.
The rest of the supporting cast is a bit of a toss-up, but we’ll probably see Sammi Haney and Gavin Munn return as Dion’s friends Esperanza and Jonathan, respectively. Given that scientific organization, BIONA is still around, Ali Ahn will likely return as Suzanne Wu, the organization’s head.
What’s the plot of Season 2?
The Season 1 finale put a pin in the Crooked Man’s pursuit of Dion and other supers after Nicole, Dion, and BIONA managed to disintegrate Pat. However, the finale’s cliffhanger ending revealed that the stormy entity managed to possess Brayden, the son of one of the superpowered men the Crooked Man had absorbed.
That sets us up for a Season 2 conflict between Dion and Brayden, bringing the fight primarily to the second generation of super kids.
The other big remaining question concerns the fates of those who were absorbed by the Crooked Man, notably Dion’s father, Mark. During the Season 1 finale, we saw his spirit briefly become corporeal, allowing him to speak with Nicole and Dion before fading away once again.
Mark isn’t quite alive, but he’s not quite dead either-that means that his fate is still up in the air. We can probably expect a significant amount of Season 2 to be devoted to bringing Mark and those who were absorbed by the Crooked Man (and whose spirits were released during his disintegration) back to life.