Netflix’s family superhero drama Raising Dion has been canceled after only two seasons. It’s a move that continues the often-talked about recent trend of the streaming service swiftly canceling shows early on in their run. The unfortunate news was shared on Instagram by series cast member Sammi Haney, who played the titular character’s friend Esperanza Jimenez for the duration of the show’s short run.
Raising Dion debuted in 2019 to mostly positive reviews, quickly developing a cult following that led to the creation of a second season which dropped earlier this year. The series followed the life of young Dion Warren, who is born with superhuman abilities, and his friends and family, who must help him navigate the mystery of growing up differently.
Dion was portrayed by Ja’Siah Young, and other cast members included Alisha Wainwright, Jazmyn Simon, Jason Ritter, Griffin Robert Faulkner, and the aforementioned Haney. Fan-favorite actor Michael B. Jordan also had a recurring role in the series as Dion’s deceased father. The series was created by Carol Barbee and was based on a comic book of the same name written by Dennis Liu and illustrated by Jason Piperberg.
The show’s cancellation should come as a surprise to many, as the recently released second season was a trending hit for Netflix. Season two had been watched for over 108.75 million hours in its first 26 days, according to the service’s data, and maintained a position in Netflix’s Top 10 for several days following its premiere.