‘Raising Dion’ Season 2 Netflix: Everything We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2023-03-05 10:36:43
raising dion season 2 everything we know so far

Raising Dion season 2 – Pictures: Netflix

Raising Dion debuted for the first time in 2019 After getting a renewal soon after what’s followed has been a very long production schedule but finally, season 2 is coming on February 1st, 2022. Here’s a look at everything we know about Raising Dion season 2 including its release date, what to expect, episode titles, first look pictures and more!

In case it was not obvious, Raising Dion is an original Netflix superhero-drama series that's based on Dennis Liu's comic series.

Original adaptation of the series into a 2015 short film gained a lot of popularity online. Netflix purchased the series in 2017, just a few years after it was originally made into a short film. Dennis Liu was involved in many aspects of Raising Dion. He directed one episode and served as executive producer.

Is Raising Dion Season 2 on Netflix?

Subscribers around the globe will have access to Raising Dion Season 2 on Tuesday, February 1, 2022!

What date was Raising Dion renewed to air season 2?

Netflix revealed that Raising Dion will return for season 2 on January 2, 2020, after a wait of several months. Raising Dion was the official Netflix renewal for 2020.

Variety reported that Carol Barbee will be back as showrunner of Season 2 following the renewal. Michael B. Jordan, Kenny Goodman, Kim Roth, Dennis Liu, and Charles D. King’s Macro will all stay on in executive producer roles too.

It was instantly popular on Netflix. The series currently has a rating of 7.2/10 IMDb as of June 2020. On Metacritic Raising Dion, the series is at 61 of 100.

We now know the number of people who have viewed the premiere season on Netflix since its release. In its four first weeks, Raising Dion was viewed by more than 32 million households. We also learned that 60% viewers were from other countries.

Raising Dion: Season 2

Aside from the cliffhanger ending showcasing who will be Dion’s enemy going into Season 2, our young superhero still needs to find a way to bring his dad home for good.

Dion still needs to know a lot about his abilities and will face many challenges if he wants to be a super hero.

If the story of Raising Dion can run for at least four seasons it’ll be fun to watch both the character and actor grow into a young man.

Jason Ritter as Pat Rollins (left) and Ja’Siah Young as Dion (right) – Copyright. Fixed Mark Productions

Other big questions are whether Nicole can find love, despite the last episode containing some hints of hope.

Mark, Pat and Charlotte are missing, but they could all return depending on the next events. DigitalSpy suggests that we might eventually be able to meet gifted children as well.

What’s on Netflix has also been provided with an official season 2 synopsis:

“Season 2 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.”

Netflix released the first glimpse photos of its new season on December 14, 2021.

We’ve also got the official poster for Raising Dion season 2:

Raising Dion season 2 poster

Raising Dion season 2 poster – Picture: Netflix

Episode titles for Raising Dion season 2

Thanks to a “fast facts” sheet provided to the press, we’re able run you through who was writing and directing for Raising Dion plus take you through the episode titles.

  • Episode 1: A Hero Returns – Written by Carol Barbee & Leigh Dana Jackson – Directed by Darren Grant
  • Episode 2: Sankofa – Written by Carol Barbee & Leigh Dana Jackson – Directed by Darren Grant
  • Episode 3: Monster Problem – Written by Edward Ricourt –
  • Dennis Liu directs
  • Episode 4: With Friends Like These – Written by Ryan Mottesheard – Directed by Dennis Liu
  • Episode 5: You vs. Me – Written by Tanya Barfield – Directed by Janice Cooke
  • Episode 6: 36 Good Hours – Written by Michael Poisson & Yvonne Hana Yi – Directed by Janice Cooke
  • Episode 7: World Without Mom – Written by Carol Barbee & Leigh Dana Jackson – Directed by Bola Ogun
  • Episode 8: Who You Are – Written by Carol Barbee & Leigh Dana Jackson – Directed by Bola Ogun
raising dion season 2 episode titles

Raising Dion. (L to R) Jason Ritter as Pat, Ja’Siah Young as Dion Warren in episode 203 of Raising Dion. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021

Raising Dion: Season 2 Production Schedule

As we stated above, production didn’t get underway under the original plan as it was canceled due to the pandemic which inflicted heavy delays on productions.

Production was initially set up to begin in 2020. There is one Netflix account that says:

“I HAVE SOME NEWS FRIENDS!! #RaisingDion has officially been renewed for a second season, with production set to begin this year!!!”

However, due to all of the COVID-19 production problems, this was greatly rescinded.

However, production did begin in January 2021.

Filming is expected to be completed over several months. Preliminary dates suggest that filming will take place between January 19th and May 24th.

Season 2 will be filmed in Atlanta, Georgia by EUE Screens Gems Studios.

Although not many photos were taken at the set, you will see Alisha Wainwright playing Nicole on stage in her mask.

nicole filming picture raising dion season 2

Credit: Alisha Wainwright

Numerous casting calls were held in February 2021 to find extras for the program.

Richard Vialet announced on April 25th, that he was done with season 2.

https://twitter.com/richardvialetdp/status/1386421722916671489

Dennis Liu will also return to the director’s seat for season 2 and is scheduled to direct episodes 3 and 4.

raising dion clap board season 2

The show is expected to have completed filming but given how limited social activity is on the show we can’t be sure. We do know that the show was listed on Georgia’s state website and is no longer present.

Raising Dion Season 2: New Cast Members

new cast members for raising dion season 2

Netflix announced four additional faces in late February 2021 that they would feature on Season 2 of Raising Dion.

These include, as seen from left to right:

  • Rome Flynn, who appeared in How to Get Away with Murder will be playing Tevin Wakefield
  • Aubriana Davis, who was in Genius: Aretha and will now play Janelle Carr
  • Tracey Bonner who appeared in Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias will play Simone Carr
  • Josh Ventura, who previously appeared in P-Valley, will portray David Marsh

Rome Flynn posted on Twitter following the announcement saying: “I’ve always wanted to be a superhero. Honored to be part of another show with representation at the Forefront.”.

We can also confirm that Michael Anthony, who previously appeared on Chicago Med, The Outsider, and Dynasty, will be appearing in season 2, as Garry Stafford.

Joe will be played by Scott Daniel Johnson.

Do you look forward to Raising Dion Season 2? Comment below.

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