If it takes a village to raise a child then what kind of super city does it take to raise a super powered child? Suppose we’ll find out soon as Netflix has ordered Raising Dion season 2.
Raising Dion season 2 does not have a release date yet but production will begin some time this year. The second installment of eight-year-old hero Dion Warren’s story will contain eight episodes. Carol Barbee will return as showrunner. Also returning is the series entire production team including: Michael B. Jordan, Kenny Goodman, Kim Roth, Dennis Liu, and Charles D. King.
Netflix released a video of Senegalese artist Bou Bou painting some Raising Dion characters to celebrate the announcement.
The first season of Raising Dion premiered on October 4, 2019 and was another step for Netflix in its pursuit of finding and greenlighting original superhero stories. The show follows a super-powered individual at the beginning of his journey. Young Dion (Ja’Siah Young) exhibits comic-book style superpowers and a strong sense of justice all the while the adults in his life struggle to…you know, raise him. Alisha Wainright stars as Dion’s mom Reese, while Jason Ritter portrays Dion’s godfather Pat Rollins. Producer Michael B. Jordan had a short but significant role in season 1 as Dion’s dead father.
There is no word on which actors will return for Raising Dion season 2, with only Young and Wainwright as the likely guarantees. In a conversation with Den of Geek after Raising Dion premiered, Ritter said he expects his character to return in some capacity. “Carol Barbee has told me that she has some really exciting ideas about the future of Pat, but I have no idea how that manifests,” Ritter said.
Regardless of what the future holds for Raising Dion, one thing’s for sure: Sammi Haney as Esperanza had better be a part of it.
Mission accomplished, Sammi.