Michael B. Jordan Sci-Fi Family Drama ‘Raising Dion’ Lands in Netflix

It took a year, but Netflix has finally made the decision to move forward in the production and distribution of the superhero sci-fi family drama Raising Dion. Raising Dion is based on a comic book and a short film that shares the same name by director Dennis Liu and will consist of 10 episodes centering on a black single mother and her son that develops multiple superhuman abilities.

The single mother, Nicole Reese, is raising her son Dion alone following the untimely death of her husband, Mark Reese (Michael B. Jordan). “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 secrets with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities,” The Hollywood Reporter reports.

In addition to his minor role as Dion’s deceased father Mark, Michael B. Jordan will also act as executive producer of the series. The project was first picked up by the streaming-service giant last April, but was stalled for several months after a decision to rework the script came into play following the success of the Netflix runaway hit Stranger Things. Netflix didn’t want any plot components to overlap or overshadow.

After some behind the scenes lineup changes, formulating Raising Dion started again last November and Jordan joined on soon after, at the top of 2017. As of now, he is the only actor confirmed for the series.

Raising Dion is yet another big move for the Creed star who has been making strides within the last year or so to produce more. He inked an overall deal with Skydance Television and has been behind the development of multiple projects. As an executive producer, this is a first for Jordan as this marks his first series pickup.

Next on the horizon for Jordan is his HBO film Fahrenheit 451, which he is also executive producing.

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