Since Michael B Jordan was announced to star in a brand new Netflix series (he’s both in the show and an executive producer), his fanboys and fangirls have been eagerly anticipating its debut.
In Dennis Liu’s comic book and short film of the same name, Raising Dion, a seven-year-old boy named Dion has acquired superpowers from his father. We’re talking telekinesis, invisibility, teleportation, and the ability to restore health here.
Isn’t it fantastic? Except a malevolent lightning man (or “crooked man,” as Dion referred to him) attempted to take away his abilities, which would force the show’s protagonist to be trapped within a harsh and unyielding storm, just like his father.
Dion, his mum Nicole and their A-team managed to defeat the nefarious energy which had possessed Pat and forced him to do its evil bidding, but the spirit lived on.
“He was 40 or 50 feet away from having the powers that everyone else got, you know?” Jason Ritter told Thrillist. “But he just happened to stay in the yurt and he got the poisonous part of what happened instead. And so, it turned him into something that is continuously weakening and ailing and dying. So he has to go through some sort of moral acrobatics, to justify what he’s doing.”
Chatting to TVLine about Pat’s reveal, Ritter said: “I remember in the script, my eyes popping out at a certain point.”
The show’s closing scene involved Brayden, a young boy who had also inherited superpowers from his dad, becoming possessed just like Pat.
Clearly there’s scope for a lot more, but will Raising Dion be back for round two? Here’s everything you need to know.
Raising Dion season 2 release date: When will it air?
Season two has been officially confirmed by Netflix, with co-creator and showrunner Carol Barbee back on board for the show’s second chapter.
Jordan will also be back as executive producer.
Raising Dion came in at number 10 on Netflix’s most popular US series releases of 2019, so it’s hardly a surprise that they’re bringing it back for round two.
There isn’t currently a release date on the table, but given that numerous publications reported that production was set to kick off in January this year, we’re going to be waiting quite a while.
The announcement was made via a video featuring Senegalese artist Bou Bou painting a portrait of Dion and his mum Nicole.
Raising Dion season 2 cast
The key players managed to survive the events of the series’ debut run, so all of the following will be back: Dion (Ja’Siah Young), Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), Esperanza (Sammi Haney), Suzanne (Ali Ahn) and auntie Kat (Jazmyn Simon).
We’d also expect Jordan to return as Dion’s father Mark, and fingers crossed we get to see Charlotte (Deirdre Lovejoy) again.
Raising Dion season 2 plot
Raising Dion season one threw a lot of different ideas at its loyal audience, creating almost as many plot elements as Dion had powers, which means there are several loose ends to fuse together using laser vision (or something) in season two.
Probably the most important stray narrative involves Dion’s father, which has frayed into a potential plot hole.
In the first season, Dion’s father Mark’s (Michael B Jordan) ghost appears up every now and again to visit his family. It’s all a bit ‘Star Wars Force ghost’, but the rules aren’t clear – it initially seems Mark’s soul might be trapped in the storm created by The Crooked Man, but when The Crooked Man is defeated, Mark reappears again and gives his family a moving hug.
Raising Dion season 2 trailer
But once we know the official air date, we’ll have a better idea – trailers usually drop in the month leading up to the premiere.