Netflix's Raising Dion Is a New Twist on the Superhero Origin Story

All September long, IGN is highlighting the best TV coming your way in the 2019-2020 season. Today we’re featuring Netflix’s new superhero drama Raising Dion, executive produced by Michael B. Jordan, and based on the comic and short film adaptation by Dennis Liu. According to Netflix, Raising Dion “follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him, while figuring out the origin of his abilities.” Ahead of the show’s October 4 premiere date, we spoke to showrunner Carol Barbee and star Alisha Wainwright to discover how they brought this new twist on a superhero origin story to life.

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Source: IGN.com Netflix's Raising Dion Is a New Twist on the Superhero Origin Story