By Selena Williams - Assistant Editor
“Raising Dion” Netflix Original Series
Created by Carol Barbee
Cast: Alisha Wainwright, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Ritter, Ja’Siah Young
What would you do if you found out your child had superpowers?
Well, if you are anything like Alisha Wainwright’s character, Nicole, you are going to have some hardships.
Nicole is a widowed mom trying to raise her son, Dion, who has superhuman powers, while investigating her late husband, Mark’s (Michael B. Jordan) death.
She ends up finding some interesting information about her husband as the show progresses and discovers that her son’s powers did not just come out of nowhere. They were inherited and passed down from her husband.
Rewind to a few years earlier, Mark was a scientist who worked for a scientific research company called BIONA. He ended up going on a research trip to Iceland with a few people, including his best friend and assistant, Pat (Jason Ritter). Everyone who attended the trip to Iceland got caught up in the middle of a meteor shower, which gave them all super natural powers.
A couple of years later, Mark is figuring out how to control his powers, whilst keeping it a secret from his wife Nicole and their son Dion. Mark goes on a mission to track down anyone that contracted powers from the Iceland trip. He finds one woman and on the same day he finds her, he winds up drowning trying to save her from a storm.
Fast forward a few years later, the same storm that took Mark is now after his son, Dion. Dion calls the storm the crooked man. This storm searches for people with powers and consumes them in order to survive.
You will have to watch the entire series to find out more. Raising Dion is a wonderful sci-fi, family friendly series that will not disappoint its viewers. It was filled with amazing CGI, from floating FrootLoops to flying toys, but that’s not all. It also has a profound story line. I highly recommend this series to anyone that likes superheros.