Michael B. Jordan To Star & Produce Superhero Drama ‘Raising Dion’
Michael B. Jordan will executive produce and appear Netflix’s new superhero family drama, Raising Dion.
Based on the short film and comic book of the same name from commercial/music video director Dennis Liu, the 10-episode project is about an African-American single mother who discovers her young son has multiple and constantly changing abilities.
Raising Dion follows single mother Nicole Reese, who rears her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of bringing up a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Michael B. Jordan is attached to executive produce and appear in the series. Carol Barbee (Unreal, Judging Amy), who penned the pilot, will serve as showrunner and exec produce. Liu will exec produce and direct the pilot.
Jordan’s television roles include Wallace in the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire (2002), Reggie Montgomery in the ABC soap opera All My Children (2003–2006), and Vince Howard in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2009–2011).
Jordan’s film roles include shooting victim Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed film Fruitvale Station (2013), the Human Torch in the 2015 Fantastic Four, and Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed (2015). Other film performances include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014) and the forthcoming superhero film Black Panther (2018). He frequently collaborates with filmmaker Ryan Coogler.