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As an actor, Michael B. Jordan has been a galvanizing force in leading black filmmakers and movies to both box office success and critical acclaim. Now, he’s channelling his star power into executive producing — and taking small roles in the projects he supports for an extra boost. First up is a sci-fi series for Netflix called “Raising Dion,” centered around an adorable 8-year-old boy who loves science and superheroes and soon discovers his own superhuman powers. Jordan makes a brief cameo as the boy’s father in the newly released trailer, which looks like a family-friendly fantasy drama about a baby mutant.
The official synopsis reads: “Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin...
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