Michael B. Jordan has signed on to executive produce a new series for Netflix that we didn’t even realize we truly needed.
The streaming service has given a 10-episode series order to a sci-fi family drama “Raising Dion,” based on a short film and comic book by director Dennis Liu. On top of MBJ producing the series through his Outlier Society Production company, he’s also set to play main character Dion’s dead father.
According to Variety: “The series revolves around a young, recently widowed African-American mother who discovers her son has magical powers. Her struggle with being a single mother is compounded by her need to teach Dion how to handle his supernatural skills and her search for answers about the source of his abilities, with help from her late husband’s best friend.”
Director Liu said of the show, “I started this project many years ago because I wanted to see more diverse representation on film and television and I’m excited to partner with Netflix, who I know shares that commitment. More than ever, we need more stories told from different points of view and my hope with ‘Raising Dion’ is to create a cinematic experience for all families that will lift your spirits and make you laugh and cry.”
Finally, we get to see Black boy joy and Black boy magic wrapped in one package. Check out the trailer above.
Eye Candy: 16 Sexy Photos Of Best Buds Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan
1. Chocolate brown skin with the dimples.Source:Splash News 1 of 15
2. That's a fine man.Source:Splash News 2 of 15
3. Natural-born ladies' men.Source:Splash News 3 of 15
4. And they look good serious too.Source:Splash News 4 of 15
5. Mr. Coogler will see you now.Source:Splash News 5 of 15
6. They don't make 'em like this anymore.Source:Splash News 6 of 15
7. God took her time, for sure.Source:WENN 7 of 15
8. Are we dreaming?Source:Splash News 8 of 15
9. We've got to be dreaming.Source:Splash News 9 of 15
10. Anything for you, Michael.Source:Splash News 10 of 15
11. #BeardGang.Source:Splash News 11 of 15
12. Pure hunkiness.Source:Getty 12 of 15
13. Lost in his eyes.Source:Getty 13 of 15
14. God bless America.Source:Splash News 14 of 15
15. You've got to love them!Source:WENN 15 of 15
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