Raising Dion - Season 2
Raising Dion returns for season 2 with an ambitious storyline that was left open after the finale of season 1. We never truly believed that the Crooked Man (or energy) had ever truly left, especially after we saw young Brayden harbor it. Season 2 is an absolute straight continuation, managing to maintain the core cast, and bringing a story that feels more ambitious in scope.
Raising Dion - Season 2
However, at the end of season 2, Pat tests Powered DNA strands on himself, and when he recovers, his powers have returned, and he becomes evil again. To the horror of Suzanne, Pat escapes BIONA, and he reunites with Crooked Energy.
Unfortunately, the Crooked Energy is not done with the little boy just yet, and finds a new host in Brayden Mills. Bound for Atlanta, he prepares for a big showdown with our protagonist, where things soon turn from bad to worse. With sinkholes popping up across the planet, a strange infection and new interpersonal drama to boot, season 2 raises the stakes for all involved while also losing sight of the mother/son relationship between Dion and Nicole.
Raising Dion season one feels like it ended a lifetime ago. Thanks for the state of the world, the filming of season 2 was delayed far too long. Then take into consideration all of the amazing visual effects that were added this season, and it took a while to finish up. However, the time is almost here and as someone who has seen all of Raising Dion season 2 I can say with confidence that it is more than worth the wait!
Season 2 takes place two years after viewers watched Dion defeat the Crooked Man, making it fall right in line with the amount of time it has been since season one dropped on Netflix. Everyone has gotten older, and has changed at least a little bit since we have last seen them. Nicole is training hard so that she can continue to do whatever it takes to protect her son, Dion, who is continuing to get to know his powers.
When a new powered kid moves to town named Brayden, Dion instantly connects with him. He is excited to have a powered friend that he can relate to. However, almost from the minute Brayden came to Atlanta, weird things start to happen. The plot this season is filled with twists, turns, and a whole ton of action.
Speaking of Pat, he is back, this time without the powers of the Crooked Man. At least, so he says. He has been living his own life these last two years but when he sees something strange on television, that he thinks is the Crooked Man, or at least something like it, he comes back to help. The problem is he cannot be trusted, and for good reason. This season sees him trying everythign he can to prove himself.
The pacing is done really well this season, something Raising Dion also exceled at in season 1. There is a lot going on in Atlanta but the season does a great job of focusing on what is going on in each specific episode. While the whole season comes together to tell one cohesive story, of course, it allows each episode to breath and do its own thing. It could have easily gone off tracks, but it holds its own, and by the time the last couple episodes come around, audiences everywhere will be on the edge of their seats!
It is easy to dive back into the lives of Nicole and Dion in Raising Dion season 2. There are just eight episodes in Raising Dion season 2, each one averaging about forty minutes long. The story lines this season are completely captivating, making it a quick binge watch that will fly by. Go ahead and try to watch just one or two episodes at a time, it will be nearly impossible. The way that each episode ends with a cliffhanger makes it easy to just hit play on the next one.
Raising Dion season 2 is bigger, better, and takes everything to the next level. It has its funny moments, but the drama is where this season really shines. Per usual, the returning cast is incredible in their roles, and lucky for fans, the newcomers fit right in. Fingers crossed for many more seasons of this super fun, super powered, show.
And there are also scary elements that incorporate magic, superpowers and unexplainable acts of nature that may frighten younger children. For instance, in season two, we see a skeleton slowly gain flesh and come back to life, and we see a swarm of birds form into a creepy face. Additionally, the occasional background song may reference unsavory themes like drugs.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).
Ahead of Raising Dion's Season 2 premiere, CBR spoke with Raising Dion star Jason Ritter, who will reprise his role as Pat/The Crooked Man. Ritter's character has one of the most complex arcs on the show, beginning as a mentor to young Dion before manifesting as an adversary of the Warrens. The Crooked Man seemingly died during Season 1's finale. However, his return in the new season confirms that Pat somehow survived his fate.
He returns tentatively with his tail between his legs like he's sorry for everything that happened in the first season. He basically comes back because he thinks that the threat that he was in last season is still out there, even though it is now separate from him. So he's saying, "I'm not a threat anymore, but I'm trying to warn you that the real threat is still out there with somebody else." Unfortunately, he's having a tough time making inroads with the people that he betrayed, for good reason. But he's trying.
When he started the first season, everyone gave Pat the benefit of the doubt. He seemed like a good person at first and clearly cared about Dion and Nicole. There were a few little red flags that turned out to be giant red flags that hinted at questionable aspects of his personality, and it became dangerous when those things were exaggerated by this great, malevolent power.
Pat is a bit jealous and narcissistic. He feels like he deserves more than he's getting at virtually all times. Adding superpowers to that is a bad combination, as we saw in the first season. He's been humbled in the new season, and all of his secrets have been exposed. He has to start over even as he's trying to turn over a new leaf. That proves difficult after all the lives he took in the first season.
It was great. The cast is a lovely group of people, but the interaction was completely different this season. I spent much more time with them all last season because we were all friends on the show and everything was great. In the second season, they've put me in a glass cage to make sure I don't hurt anybody else and to make sure I'm really telling the truth, and it was a totally different experience.
Alicia and I got to play off each other and enjoy our onscreen interactions in the first season. Our relationship is a bit more fraught in this season. She wasn't doing a lot of smiling, and was very angry with Pat. It's an interesting place to be. I've definitely been there in my life. There have been times when I've had to start over and make amends with people. It's not a fun place to be, but it's important.
One of the things that I like about this character is that he has the potential to be both. He could be a good guy, and I think he wants to be a good guy. I think he actually sees himself as a good guy. But some of the elements of his personality make him slip back into the easier, more powerful role of being the bad guy. I don't think Pat particularly enjoys consequences or the feeling of being accountable for anything. He'll take whatever shortcut he needs to in order to avoid that, whether it's lying to Nicole about ice cream, or not telling anybody about the horrible things that he's done. It's these character flaws that keep him from being a good person, and it's a bit of a tragedy because he grew up reading comic books and identifying with the good guys, and in the first season he becomes the villain.
After more than a two-year gap between seasons, "Raising Dion" Season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix, picking up on the adventures of superpowered seven-year-old Dion Warren (Ja'Siah Young) and his mother Nicole (Alisha Wainwright). Two years after defeating the Crooked Man at the end of Season 1 and learning the truth about his father's (Michael B. Jordan) death, Season 2 finds Dion fully embracing the superhero life. This means that Dion is now splitting his time between elementary school and patrolling the streets of his neighborhood (with the help of his friends, of course) as his alter ego, Mind Mover.
The streaming service has canceled the Michael B. Jordan-produced superhero drama after two seasons, EW has confirmed. The news comes less than three months after the series' second season premiered.
Star Sammi Haney announced the cancellation on Instagram Tuesday, writing, "Sad to say that Raising Dion is CANCELED. Thank you for all of the amazing support we got from all of our wonderful fans! Season 2 was a success, equal to Season 1, even if just looking at how many people watched all of it and wanted a season 3!"
According to Netflix's weekly top 10 lists of its most popular titles, Raising Dion's second season was among the service's 10 most-watched shows for four consecutive weeks following its release in February.
Based on the comic book by Dennis Liu, Raising Dion starred Alisha Wainwright and Ja'Siah Young as a single mother named Nicole and her son Dion, who starts to exhibit mysterious, superhero-like abilities. The second season saw Dion continue to hone his powers before learning that danger still loomed, and work together with his mother to save the city of Atlanta.
According to Deadline, Raising Dion season 2 will see Carol Barbee returning as showrunner and feature eight one-hour episodes. Additionally, the outlet reported, Michael B. Jordan will reprise his role as executive producer, with production beginning this year. 041b061a72