The upcoming family superhero series “Rasing Dion” now has a release date of October 4th. The 10-episode, family-friendly series will star 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.
Other cast includes:
Ja’Siah Young – Dion Reese
Alisha Wainwright – Nicole Reese
Michael B. Jordan – Mark Reese
Jason Ritter – Pat (Mark’s Friend)
Jazmyn Simon – Kat
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.
The series is based on the comic book by Dennis Liu who also created this short promotional video (note this is not footage from the Netflix series):