Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Michael B Jordan Family Drama 'Raising Dion' Straight-to-Series

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Michael B Jordan Family Drama 'Raising Dion' Straight-to-Series

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Michael B Jordan is executive producer.

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of the one-hour sci-fi, family drama, Raising Dion, based on a short film about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple, constantly changing abilities.

The series centres on a woman raising her son Dion after the death of her husband. 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 her husband’s best friend, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

Raising Dion comes from Dennis Liu, who created the comic book and directed the short film. Carol Barbee, known for UnREAL, Judging Amy, Jericho, and Touch, wrote the pilot episode and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. …

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