Raising Dion was the most-watched family series on Netflix in 2019, according to the streamer’s numbers. That meant that Season 2 was all but confirmed.
However, the streaming service waited until Thursday to make the news official. The Michael B. Jordan-produced series will have an eight-episode second season, which is one less episode than Season 1. The production of the sophomore season will begin this year. However, the show doesn’t have a confirmed release date, although we can expect it for Fall 2020 as the first season.
The show followed Nicole Reese (Alisha Wainwright), a woman raising her son (Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband (Michael B. Jordan) as the kid starts developing superhero abilities. The show didn’t receive a warm critical reception having a 5.8 score in Metacritic but it topped the kids and family category in the streamer for 2019.
The series also starred Jazmyn Simon as Kat Neese, Nicole’s sister; Sammi Haney as Esperanza Jimenez, Dion’s best friend; Jason Ritter as Pat Rollins, Dion’s godfather.
Carol Barbee will continue in her role as showrunner. She executive produces alongside Jordan, Kenny Goodman, Kim Roth, and Dennis Liu.
The show’s success is a good sign for Netflix, as it is now competing with Disney in family streaming offerings and will also compete against HBO Max in 2020. Let’s see if they can replicate the success with the second season.