25 best Netflix shows coming in the second half of 2019

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15. Raising Dion

Based on the comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu, Raising Dion, the series, will be hitting Netflix later this year. The story follows a single mom, Nicole Warren, who does her best to hide her son’s superpowers.

She wants to protect him from people who might hurt or exploit him for his talents, but she also wants to know the origins of the powers. He wasn’t born with them, so she wants to know where they came from. She is also investigating her husband’s death. Do the powers have to do with his death or is it something else? Nicole is a busy woman.

While the show will certainly cover what it’s like to raise a kid with superpowers, it will also look into the normal everyday stuff that comes with parenthood. Superpowers or not, the kid still needs to eat and go to school.

Nicole’s not entirely alone though. She has her husband’s best friend, Pat to help her out. Together, they must keep any enemies away from Dion. There are plenty of people who want to use him as a weapon for their own purposes and Nicole doesn’t want her son involved in any of that.

Not only will it be brilliant to see a black family dealing with the repercussions of superpowers in the real world, but it will be interesting to see how those superpowers translate on the screen with a bigger budget than the original short film had. It’s sure to look very cool.

The series will star Alisha Wainwright, J Harrison Ghee, Gavin Munn, Donald Paul, Moriah Brown, Michael B. Jordan, Ja’Siah Young, Jason Ritter, and Justice Leak.

There’s no solid release date for the series, but look out for it near the end of this year.