Single motherhood is difficult sufficient, however elevating a superhero? Leagues more durable.
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season of “Elevating Dion,” a one-hour drama primarily based on a brief movie and comedian ebook by Dennis Liu, the streaming service introduced on Thursday. (You’ll be able to obtain the comedian’s first concern totally free.)
Nicole Reese is an African-American single mother left to lift her son Dion alone after the demise of her husband Mark (Michael B. Jordan, additionally an government producer). She’s not a kind of mothers with no clue about her kid’s secret powers; she really works with him to refine and hone them. And he has lots. Within the brief movie, Dion could make his cereal float, teleport himself from one a part of the home to the opposite, and switch invisible.
However he is nonetheless a child. “How come my poop’s not invisible?” he asks his mother in a single scene.
“Greater than ever, we’d like extra tales informed from totally different factors of view,” Liu stated in an announcement. “And my hope with ‘Elevating Dion’ is to create a cinematic expertise for all households that can carry your spirits and make you snicker and cry.”
No date has been introduced for the present’s premiere.