Raising Dion is an American superhero drama streaming series that debuted on Netflix on October 4, 2019. It is based on Dennis Liu’s 2015 graphic novel and a short film of the same name. Netflix renewed the series for a second season in January 2020, which premiered on February 1, 2022.
Raising Dion Canceled by Netflix After Two Seasons
The third season of Raising Dion will not air. Sammi Haney, who played Esperanza in the Michael B. Jordan-produced superhero thriller, announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday, and Netflix verified it.
“Unfortunately, Raising Dion has been CANCELLED,” Haney wrote. “Thank you for the incredible support we’ve received from all of our fantastic fans! Season 2 was equally as successful as Season 1, judging by the number of viewers who requested a third season.
Raising Dion, based on the comic book by Dennis Liu, told the story of Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) and her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) as Dion begins to exhibit a number of unusual superhero-like skills.
Season 2 shows Dion as he continues to hone his powers with the help of his mother and Tevin (Rome Flynn), his Biona trainer who attracts Nicole’s attention. After befriending fellow-powered new student Brayden (Griffin Robert Faulkner), Dion realizes that danger is still present.
Dion and Nicole must again overcome in the face of twists, turns, and unexpected visits in order to save not only themselves but also the entire city of Atlanta. Jazmyn Simon, Ali Ahn, Gavin Munn, Aubriana Davis, Tracey Bonner, and Josh Ventura were also cast.
Carol Barbee was the show’s creator. Jordan and Kenny Goodman served as executive producers alongside Dennis Liu and Darren Grant (who also served as directors), Michael Green, Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks, and Marta Fernandez of Macro. Producing Raising Dion was Super Spring Productions.
The Crooked Man
Many of us perceive Pat Rollins to be the Crooked Man on the show, yet he is merely the host of this evil force. After the energy exits Pat’s body and enters Brayden, it is proven.
Several meteorites dropped from the sky and entered Pat’s body, causing the Lightning man’s energy to manifest in the human realm. But this energy was slowly killing Pat, and his condition deteriorated over time.
However, Kenny visited Pat one day to break up with her, and when they were talking, Pat accidentally burned Kenny’s hand on fire with her superpowers. Pat was so enraged by this episode that he murdered Kenny, who was thereafter consumed by the Crooked Man.
Pat realized for the first time that consuming the superhumans could help him recover from his deteriorating body. Henceforth, he becomes wicked and begins to hunt out further superhumans.
Charlotte Tuck was among Pat’s prey, so he proceeded to her residence to consume her. However, there he encounters Mark, who saves her but is slain by Pat.
At the conclusion of the first season of Raising Dion, Pat assumes the actual Crooked Man’s shape and begins to battle Dion. He was about to vanquish Dion, but her mother Nicole arrived in time, and together they destroyed the Crooked Man using an improvised lightning rod.
After this, in the second season, The Lightning Man’s host body is replaced by a young boy named Brayden. Now that Brayden possesses the Crooked Man’s powers, he is manipulated to commit all the wicked acts.
However, he comes to his senses after listening to Nicole. After this, Pat receives the Crooked Man’s energy and transforms back into the Crooked Man.
Raising Dion Season 3 Cast: Who Might Return?
The Triangle of Justice – Dion Warren (Ja’Siah Young) and his best friends Jonathan King (Gavin Munn) and Esperanza (Sammi Haney) – was still going strong in the Season 2 conclusion, so we can anticipate the trio to return if Netflix renews the show for Season 3.
Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who was infected by the weird flowers in the sinkhole in Season 2, survived and will likely return in the hypothetical third season. Crooked Pat (Jason Ritter), the villain, may also return for Season 3 alongside David Marsh (Josh Ventura).
Tevin Wakefield (Rome Flynn), Dion’s supercharged coach who trained Nicole’s son in the Biona research lab, is expected to return, along with other prospective returning cast members Suzanne Wu (Ali Ahn), Janelle Carr (Aubriana Davis), and Aunty Kat (Jazmyn Simon). Raising Dion, on the other hand, has already been canceled by Netflix.
Has Netflix Released Any Teasers or Trailers for Raising Dion Season 3?
There will be no trailers because Netflix canceled the show. For the time being, you can enjoy this trailer for Raising Dion Season 2 to remind you how exciting the most recent episodes were.
Season 3 Plot of Raising Dion: How Will the Plot Proceed if the Show Returns?
Season 2 of Raising Dion ended with less of a cliffhanger than Season 1. The post-credits scene indicates a future confrontation between Dion and Pat, therefore Season 3 will most likely build up to that tension.
Dion will most likely be able to master controlling his powers, while Pat will do the same. Some fans are also hoping for the reappearance of Michael B.’s Mark Warren, Nicole’s murdered husband and scientist who was granted superpowers by the Icelandic aurora.
Nicole and Tevin, on the other hand, are a charming couple. As he offers some joy to her difficult surroundings, she appears to be recovering. What will happen if Mark returns?
Tevin will very certainly continue to be Dion’s superhero trainer. Brayden’s narrative has a lot of potential for development. He seemed to have escaped the darkness, but only just. How will he use his mind-control abilities in the future? Will he collaborate with Dion in Season 3?
Kat’s most recent employment at Biona in the science department is a strong indication that the research facility is far from over. We may see the facility train powered people, which might lead to the introduction of new superheroes and villains in Season 3.
While Dion and Nicole were able to seal the effects of the flower at the sinkhole, the Crooked Man’s energies will surely live on to possess someone else. Finally, Raising Dion Season 3 will most likely focus on Dion’s passage into adolescence.
The post-credits scene hints that the series is preparing for a time travel tale in Season 3 as we see Pat entering Atlanta at the head of his army clad in a costume similar to Marvel’s Doctor Doom.
He is accosted by a flying man who appears from nowhere and identifies himself as Mind Mover (the superhero alias chosen by Dion). This is the adult Dion (played by Chris June), and if the program is renewed, there will be a time jump in Season 3.