Teaser For Michael B. Jordan's New Netflix Superhero Series Raising Dion
The new superhero series debuts on Netflix soon!
Watch The Short Film Here!
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode mini-series titled Raising Dion which is based on a short film you can see above. The series will be produced by Michael B. Jordan. The show follows a single mother named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark played by 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, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Raising Dion is based on commercial and music video director Dennis Liu’s short film and comic book. Carol Barbee (Judging Amy, Jericho, Touch) will serve as showrunner/executive producer. She also write the script for episode one, which Liu will direct. Jordan will executive produce through his Outlier Society Productions. Raising Dion is also executive produced by MACRO’s Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks with Kenny Goodman and Michael Green.
Liu says, “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.”
Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix said, “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. 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.”
Imagine Superman, but from Martha Kent's point of view. Or imagine Spiderman, but from Aunt May's point of view. This is a superhero story, but from the parent's point of view. But unlike her son, she doesn't have any powers. SHORT CREDITS written & directed by DENNIS LIU, produced by RAVEN JENSEN, associate produced by JON TRUEI, starring UPENDA MORTON, NYRI HAYWOOD, JAMES CLARK, biona agents GEROGE SCHRODER, ALDOUS DAVIDSON, visual effects by GRAFX CO., visual effects sup LIAM KIRTLEY, music by PAKK HUI, color by JOSH KANUCK, sound design by ERIC HOFFMAN, cinematography by DAVID VOLLRATH, assistant camera REBECCA RAJADNYA, art direction by CLAIRE HART, art asst. MONICA WISE, children's book MARIKO YAMASHIN, gaffer BILL HILFERTY, grip BRYAN KELLEY, DEVIN CREMER, special FX sup JOSHUA DEPEW, sound CATHERINE HOOD production assistants TAL VARDI, SIMON DAVIS, STEVEN BRICKHOUSE, DEVIN CREMER SPECIAL THANKS Our screeners, our families, Marie Iida, Sydney Hanson, Everyone at RADICAL MEDIA, Outpost Digital., and Iggy the floating dog.