Netflix Just Canceled Michael B. Jordan’s Series

By Britta DeVore | 4 weeks ago

michael b jordan

A superhero show unlike the rest is biting the dust. The Michael B. Jordan produced series, Raising Dion will not be returning to Netflix for a third season. Despite a great first and second season run, the show won’t be flying high anymore and will be coming in to land before the anticipated followup season. Series star Sammi Haney took to her Instagram on Tuesday to break the news to her followers. 

raising dion
Ja’Siah Young and Sammi Haney in Raising Dion

In the post, the 11-year old actress wrote that Raising Dion was “CANCELED” and gave a shout out to fans who binged the series. She went on to say that both seasons one and two of the Michael B. Jordan backed show were uber successful and that she knew countless fans wanted a Season 3, but just wouldn’t be receiving it. The good news (at least for fans of Haney), is that with this door closing, another one will open. The young performer said that she will now be able to take on other projects adding that her signing with Netflix held her back from launching herself into other pieces in film and TV. So, even with Raising Dion canceled, fans can at least look forward to seeing their favorites in new and exciting roles. You can see Haney’s post below.

The premise for Raising Dion comes from the comic book of the same name by Dennis Liu. It follows the story of a single mother named Nicole who lost her husband Mark and must raise the couple’s young son, Dion, on her own. As he begins to grow up, it’s clear that Dion isn’t like the rest of the kids his own age. He has super powers that allow him to do things unimaginable to the rest of his community. The first season was all about Dion learning about his family’s past and his budding powers with the followup second season focusing on the young man gaining better control over his special abilities. The second season also saw Dion and his mother face down some baddies threatening to cause chaos to their home city of Atlanta. Alisha Wainwright starred as Nicole with Ja’Siah Young as Dion and Michael B. Jordan as the deceased husband and father, Mark. The rest of the main cast was filled out by Jazmyn Simon, Jason Ritter, Griffin Robert Faulkner, Ali Ahn, and of course, Sammi Haney. 

michael b. jordan raising dion
Michael B. Jordan, Ja’Siah Young, and Alisha Wainwright in Raising Dion

As for Michael B. Jordan, his social media accounts have been suspiciously quiet surrounding the cancelation of Raising Dion. While he made several speedy appearances on the show, giving a back story to where Dion’s powers came from, his role was mostly behind the scenes as a producer. His silence could be because he’s a very busy man and, while we’re sure he’s bummed to see the series go, he has both his acting and production hands in several other projects. 

His company, Outlier Society, is currently involved with titles including an Amazon backed production called I Helped Destroy People which will feature The Matrix: Resurrections star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. There’s also Thomas Crowne Affair for MGM in which Michael B. Jordan will also star, and another Amazon project (which is out now!) based on a Tom Clancy novel of the same name titled Without Remorse, along with several others. So, while we’re sad to see Raising Dion not return for a third season, we’re happy that we will be viewing more of Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society’s work as they stand behind more creative ventures just around the corner.