Ja’Siah Young and Alisha Wainwright Will Star In Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Raising Dion’
Newcomer Ja’Siah Young will star as ‘Dion Reese,’ a playful and intelligent 7-year-old boy with special abilities in the Netflix series, Raising Dion.
A while back we were excited to tell you about Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Productions’ upcoming small screen series, Raising Dion. Now, word has hit the web that the hour-long superhero sci-fi series finally has its two leading stars. Ja’Siah Young will star as Dion Reese, a “curious, playful, and intelligent 7-year-old boy” who learns that he has some very special abilities. Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments star Alisha Wainwright will play Nicole Reese, a “former professional dancer who serves as a positive outlook on life” for her son, Dion.
As Dion’s abilities become more and more apparent, Nicole must protect her son at all costs as their safety is endangered. Directing the pilot episode of Raising Dion is Seith Mann, who recently served as co-creator, director, and executive producer of The Breaks. As Young and Wainwright join Jason Ritter, Jazmyn Simon, and Michael B. Jordan, Raising Dion is shaping up to be on our must-see list.
Stay tuned to @Okayplayer as we bring you more on Raising Dion will make its Netflix premiere in 2019 in more than 190 countries around the world.