A new kind of superhero origin story is on its way to Netflix. The streaming company have announced a 10-episode series based on a short film and a comic book from Dennis Liu. After Nicole Reese’s husband dies she is left to raise her son Dion on her own. Being a single-parent has it’s challenges and, even more so, when Dion starts displaying telepathy and invisibility skills… Nicole, with the help of her late-husband’s best friend Pat, must help protect Dion from the authorities and try to keep his powers a secret while still raising him to be the best he can.
You can download the first issue of he comic for free from Dennis Liu’s website and you can see the short film below:
Said Liu, “I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television and I’m excited to partner with Netflix and MACRO, who I know shares that commitment. More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with Raising Dion is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.”
“We haven’t seen this type of superhero story before — an origin myth full of imagination, wonder and adventure, all grounded in the experiences of a modern single mother,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “Michael B. Jordan is an exciting and dynamic talent, and I’m excited to see him, MACRO, Carol and the team translate Dennis’ unique vision to television.”