Netflix’s ‘Raising Dion’ (shot in metro Atlanta) gets second season

Originally posted Thursday, January 2, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Netflix’s superhero drama “Raising Dion,” shot in metro Atlanta, gets a second season, set to be produced in 2020.

There will be eight hour-long episodes. 

Netflix has said it’s one of their more popular shows, though it doesn’t release consistent ratings numbers.

The show features Nicole (Alisha Wainwright) raising her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). Then Dion begins to manifest superhuman abilities so she tries to keep them a secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter) and protect Dion from those who might exploit him.

Critics generally liked it, with an average 61 out of 100 on metacritic. Out of 6,502 reviews on, it received an average of a 7.2 out of 10 from regular viewers. Common Sense, which reviews shows that target younger viewers, said it’s okay for kids ages 10 and above and gave it a 4/5 rating. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.