The rise of black superheroes portrayed on screens began after the release of Black Panther in the year 2018. What seemed like a dream to many black children was finally manifested on screens where black individuals were not reduced to characters who endured atrocities at the hands of white individuals, but rather individuals who appreciate their tradition and culture and their difference in the face of adversity . One such superhero story is that of ‘Raising Dion’, a show based on Dennis Liu’s comics that gained fame with its release in the year 2019 on Netflix. A Michael B. Jordan production, which follows the story of a widow Nicole Reese and her struggle with “Raising Dion”, her son with superhuman abilities, who now becomes an additional responsibility for her to hide from people who try to steal her. get hold of son. In this article, we’ll discuss Raising Dion Season 3.
Cancellation of Raising Dion Season 3
Sammi Haney took it to Instagram to express her feelings about the cancellation of her show, ‘Raising Dion’, starring Alisha Wainwright and Ja’siah Young along with a great supporting cast. She also stated that the show’s cancellation will help her take on more roles in the future.
Michael B. Jordan’s passion project came to an end when Netflix decided to cancel a string of Sci-Fi shows like “The Circle” along with “Raising Dion Season 3.” In recent years, Netflix has been criticized for canceling shows or not renewing shows despite high demand, but they are notorious for raising subscription prices, leading a larger segment of the audience to look for better and affordable streaming services. The money problems Netflix faces have been cited as one of the main reasons for the frequent cancellations of fan-favorite shows on its streaming services, including “Raising Dion.”
Representation in the show
Fans expressed their love for the portrayal of a young black superhero who took over the screens without the necessary display of blood or violence and loved the actors’ extra portrayal of childlike innocence. In addition to the aforementioned explanations, many found it easy to identify with Alisha Wainwright’s character as Dion’s widowed mother, Nicole Reese, who has the responsibility of looking after her child in the absence or rather death of the other parent. This reality is unfortunately the reality of many black parents in the United States of America which could be one of the reasons why her character seems extremely recognizable to many of the fans.
The character played by Sammi Haney also gained importance because her character was not reduced to her handicaps. This particular rendering, along with the show’s speaking of the struggles of black parenting in a population where blacks are often treated as a minority, was affirmed and spoken by Alisha Wainwright.
Additionally, the portrayal of POC characters should be in high demand as people are more aware of the realities of everyday life rather than decide to subscribe to the generic White storylines followed by Hollywood.
Ability to Renew Raising Dion Season 3
Unfortunately, there is no news about a renewal of Raising Dion season 3. The low ratings and additional budget cuts from Netflix made it very clear that an extension is not something ‘Raising Dion’ is looking forward to. Many fans expressed disappointment at the show’s cancellation. You don’t see a black superhero on screens every day. Despite the cancellation of Raising Dion season 3, it’s refreshing to see black kids portrayed as kids themselves with school and friendship problems, without their race being a burden to bear, instead of that race being something their identity is. which they have recognized and are proud of.
The cast of Raising Dion
- Alisha Wainwright
- Jason Ritter
- Rome Flynn
- Michael B. Jordan
- Griffin Faulker
- Jazmyn Simon
- Ali Ahno
- Josh Ventura
- Aubriana Davis
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