Raising Dion is back with an electrifying Season 2 that has just dropped on Netflix. Its high-stakes storyline features new characters, superpowers, and the same story of heart and family bond that made you love Season 1.
Raising Dion Season 2 Review
Two years after the events of Season 1 with the defeat of the Crooked Man, Dion (Ja’Siah Young) is learning to hone his skills while he and his mother Nicole Reese (Alisha Wainwright) are trying to survive the stressors that come with the day-to-day struggles of being a powered kid.
This season sees Nicole in a better place overall–mentally, financially–they have a support system in place with BIONA helping to train Dion and other powered individuals with the help of trainers like Tevin Wakefield (Rome Flynn).
Another powered kid shows up at school, which on the surface seems like it could be good for Dion to connect with another powered kid his age, but something is off. Pat (Jason Ritter)–and the Crooked Man–is out of their lives for good.
Or maybe not.
Why Raising Dion Season 2 is Better than Season 1
Season 1, as it should, focuses on Dion’s origin story. Now that his origin story has been fully realized and there’s a solid understanding of his character and the base relationships, Season 2 starts to build on and expand those relationships.
Raising Dion Season 2 Review – Relationship Building
As new relationships unfold, the strong mother-son bond between Nicole and Dion is still just as prevalent in this season, and she will give anything to protect him but loosens the hold enough to allow Dion to explore his powers, which is exciting–and what the audience has been waiting for.
Raising Dion Season 2 Review – New Characters and Effects
This season also brings in a new cast of characters for expanded storylines. New characters mean new powers, coupled with Dion’s increased powers, you can expect enhanced and upgraded visual effects.
As Dion is exploring and learning his powers at BIONA, he works with a trainer–newcomer Rome Flynn as Tevin Wakefield. Tevin works with Dion to help control and learn the limits of his powers–and who better to help than another powered individual.
BIONA is helping to train another powered youth named Janelle (Aubriana Davis). Janelle and her mother Simone Carr (Tracey Bonner) are Season 2 newcomers and another single parent-child duo with plot struggles that further explore the prejudice between powered individuals and non-powered individuals.
Brayden Mills (Griffin Robert Faulkner) joins Dion’s school as another powered kid, but his motivations and use of his powers are not as well-meaning as some of the other individuals we’ve seen so far in the show.
Raising Dion Season 2 Review – Characters Growth
The young cast in the show has matured in their roles between the first and second seasons and we’re looking forward to seeing more of what they have to offer in the future.
Season 3 has yet-to-be-announced but given where season 2 ends, it seems likely there will be a season 3 because the plot is ready to be carried forward!
About Raising Dion
“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.
If you love the show, check out the comic series the show is based on: “Raising Dion” by Dennis Liu.
The second season of “Raising Dion” is now streaming on Netflix.
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