Netflix's 'Raising Dion' Season 2 Cast: List of Returning Stars and Newcomers

Season 2 of Raising Dion has made a superhero-style landing on Netflix, with many fan-favorite characters returning to the fold.

Season 1 of the Netflix superhero drama launched in 2019 and viewers have been made to wait over two years for the latest installment. Finally, on Tuesday February 1, 2022 eight new episodes launched, marking the return of the widowed mother Nicole Reese and her superpowered son Dion Warren.

Raising Dion is an adaptation of Dennis Liu's comic book and short film, which was launched in 2015. As you prepare to enjoy the Season 2 debut on Netflix, here's what you need to know about all of the returning characters, and the newcomers to the show.

Who is back for Season 2 of Raising Dion?

Alisha Wainwright as Nicole Reese

Alisha Wainwright is back as Nicole Reese, one of the leads of Raising Dion. We follow her efforts to try and raise her son alone after the death of her husband Mark. Things get complicated though as her son starts to show magical, superhero-like abilities. Wainwright is known for her roles in Shadowhunters and recently the Apple TV+ movie Palmer.

Ja'Siah Young as Dion Warren

The titular Dion is once again played by newcomer Ja'Siah Young. Dion survived the events of Season 1 by defeating the Crooked Man, and Season 2 sees him continue to hone his powers whilst attending school. He and his mother face a new threat which threatens their lives and the entire city of Atlanta.

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(L to R) Ja'Siah Young as Dion Warren, Sammi Haney as Esperanza, Gavin Munn as Jonathan King in Season 2 of "Raising Dion." Netflix

Gavin Munn as Jonathan King, and Sammi Haney Esperanza

On the young actor front, Gavin Munn and Sammi Haney are back as Jonathan King and Esperanza, respectively. Esperanza has brittle bone disease and uses a wheelchair user because of her condition she is often seen as an outcast by her fellow classmates.

Griffin Robert Faulkner as Brayden Mills

Griffin Robert Faulkner is getting a more prominent role as one of Dion's school friends Brayden Mills. The pair bond after Dion discovers Brayden has superpowers too.

Fans of the show will have to watch the series to find out what superpowers Brayden possess and whether they can help Dion in his quest to save Atlanta.

Ali Ahn as Suzanne Wu, and Jazmyn Simon as Kat Reese

Ali Ahn returns as scientist and CEO of the BIONA corporation Suzanne Wu. Wu is in charge of of all the research performed at the institute.

Nicole's older sister Kat Reese is played by Jazmyn Simon, who is best know for her roles in r Ballers, Ed and Baggage Claim.

Jason Ritter as Pat Rollins aka Crooked Man

Jason Ritter played a pivotal role in Season 1 as he was revealed to be the villainous Crooked Man.

Early images for Season 2 reveal he is back as his human character Pat Rollins, though he looks like he's still suffering the after effects of being the Crooked Man.

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Dion (right) defeated Pat (Jason Ritter) when he was the Crooked Man in Season 1 of "Raising Dion." Netflix

Michael B. Jordan as Mark Warren

Michael B. Jordan has also appeared in Raising Dion Season 1 as Dion's father and Nicole's late-husband Mark Warren.

He appeared in three episodes in Season 1 and is also slated to make at least one appearance in Season 2.

Newcomers to Raising Dion

Dion receives a new trainer at BIONA in the form of Tevin, played by Rome Flynn. Tevin also seems to catch the eye of Nicole in the new episodes, which will bring him closer into the family.

Michael Anthony and Josh Ventura have been announced as a new cast member for Season 2 of Raising Dion. Anthony will play Gary Stafford while Ventura portrays David Marsh. Aubriana Davis also appears as Janelle Carr while Tracey Bonner plays Simone.

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Ja'Siah Young as Dion Warren, and newcomer Rome Flynn as Tevin Wakefield in Season 2 of "Raising Dion." Netflix

Behind the camera team

Carole Barbee is the showrunner and executive producer behind Season 2 of Raising Dion. Michael B. Jordan continues on as executive producer too alongside Kenny Goodman, Dennis Liu, Michael Green, Darren Grant, Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks and Marta Fernández.

Grant, Liu, Janice Cook and Bola Ogun split the directing duties across the eight episodes. Carol Barbee, Leigh Dana Jackson, Edward Ricourt, Ryan Mottesheard, Tanya Barfield, Michael Poisson and Yvonne Hana Yi wrote the scripts for Season 2.

Season 2 of Raising Dion premiered on Netflix on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.