From the comic book pages (written by Dennis Liu) to streaming on Netflix! Raising Dion is back for season 2 and I’m telling you, it was worth the wait. If you’ve never heard of this series, make sure to check it out on Netflix. It’s family friendly and you truly enjoy watching this series with your family. My boys really enjoyed spending a weekend together binging season 1 in prep for season 2.
Season 1 Recap
In season 1 we meet Dion (Ja’Siah Young) the son of Mark (Michael B. Jordan) and Nicole (Alisha Wainwright). A scientific exploration in Iceland brings unexplained changes to those attendees and the series picks up where Dion figures out he has special powers. As he learns to navigate life with these super powers, Dion age 7 experiences changing schools, bullying, making new friends while his mom Nicole is learning how to get through life without her husband Mark. When they say “it takes a village to raise a child”, being a military family I agree with this saying and raising Dion builds that village in season 1 in more ways than you can imagine.
I definitely don’t want to spoil it for you, so if this recap peeked your interest let me know in the comments! Sometimes I start series and want to jump right in if it’s a series that’s been out for a few years already. This was definitely awesome coming in and prepping for season 2, because it’s a really good series. Season 1 was filmed in Atlanta and it made me miss it. If you’ve been to Atlanta, you’ll recognize some of the scenery.
I have already watched the entire season and I’ll tell you that it definitely left me wanting more. Created for television by Carol Barbee returns for season 2 with an amazing plot line for Dion and his mom Nicole. Season 2 takes us two years later and yes, Ja’Siah Young reprises his role as Dion and he is now 10 years old in the series. I was very happy to see the series continue with Young, he truly makes Dion such a special and unique character. You’ll be able to see how Dion is still Dion, but he’s also matured in such a way that it’s so endearing. There’s also a new character that you’ll remember from season 1, Brayden (Griffin Robert Faulkner) comes into season 2 with some serious power and Dion has no idea what’s coming.
You’ll see a more vulnerable yet strong Nicole (Wainwright), make sure to watch my interviews down below. We got to speak with her and actor Rome Flynn, who plays Tevin, a powered person working as a trainer at Biona. Oh yeah, Biona is now helping the “powered people” with their powers. It’s a different look, but there’s always that one person trying to ruin a good thing. Watch the series and you’ll know what I mean.
Our not so favorite mentor and godfather Pat Rollins (Jason Ritter) is back in season 2. We were left with the “I should have killed you in New Orleans” comment to Charlotte Tuck, from season 1 but in season 2 we get a different version of Pat. Again, make sure to watch the video interview with Jason below for even more dish on Pat in season 2. I had the opportunity to actually meet Jason Ritter in person at the Frozen 2 after party. He was so nice and so gracious, I told him that I was a fan of his father’s and was so happy that he was also in the entertainment business and people get to still see a Ritter on tv. Because let’s be real, he’s almost identical to his father, the late & great John Ritter.
Interview with Jason Ritter
Make sure to watch through the credits on EP 208: Who You Are to see what I’m talking about in my question to Jason Ritter!
Interview with Alisha Wainwright & Rome Flynn
About Raising Dion Season 2:
Raising Dion follows the story of Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) after Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Two years after defeating the Crooked Man (Jason Ritter), Season Two follows Dion as he continues honing his powers with the support of his mom and Tevin (Rome Flynn), his Biona trainer who catches Nicole’s eye. After befriending new student Brayden (Griffin Robert Faulkner) – a fellow powered kid – a series of alarming events unfold, and Dion learns that danger is still looming. Navigating twists, turns, and surprise visitors, Dion and Nicole must prevail again — not just to save themselves, but the entire city of Atlanta.