Raising Dion – the superpowers and supertwists: discuss with spoilers

Netflix’s latest binge watch focuses on a mother dealing with her superpowered son but we really need to talk about that big twist …

This article contains major spoilers

The Taiwanese-American film producer Dennis Liu was intimately aware of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, and of the difficulties people of color faced in getting their projects greenlit. That’s why, after coming up with the idea for Raising Dion, he created a one-issue comic and a two-minute short film to drum up interest for a live-action adaptation in 2015. The idea soon caught on, and what resulted from Liu’s unconventional marketing is Netflix’s nine-episode Raising Dion, written by Carol Barbee and directed by Liu himself.

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