The upcoming family superhero series “Rasing Dion” now has it’s two lead cast members: Newcomer Ja’Siah Young will star as ‘Dion Reese’ and Alisha Wainwright (“Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments”) will star as his mother, ‘Nicole Reese’. Dion is a 7 year old with a special gift; he can move things with his mind – an ability that scares him mum. After Nicole’s husband Mark dies she is left to raise Dion alone and when his abilities develop and grow stronger she starts to fear for his safety.
Young and Wainwright join the previously announced cast:
Ja’Siah Young – Dion Reese
Alisha Wainwright – Nicole Reese
Michael B. Jordan – Mark Reese
Jason Ritter – Pat (Mark’s Friend)
Jazmyn Simon – Kat
The 10-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2019.
Raising Dion, a Netflix production, follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion 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 magical, 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.