Netflix just cancelled the No. 1 show with 83% of rotten tomatoes


Netflix will not be renewing this popular programme for a third season.

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Raising Dion, Netflix’s second-season superhero drama, has been cancelled after only two seasons.

“Sorry to report that Raising Dion is CANCELLED,” cast member Sammi Haney said on Instagram. She thanked her fans for their support and noted that many of them had requested a third season.


One of Haney’s co-stars Alisha Wainwright tweeted that she was “heartbroken” that the programme will not be renewed for a third season. The actress went on to say, “I believe Raising Dion accomplished so lot for tiny black and brown children and children with impairments.”

Raising Dion had an impressive 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from reviewers, but just a 52 percent average audience rating, so the choice comes as a surprise.

And, as Haney’s Instagram post showed, it had a devoted following on Netflix, where its second season premiered in February and briefly reached the top of the U.S. top 10 before falling to second place internationally for the week ending February 6. On Netflix, it had 108.75 million hours of viewing time in its first 26 days of availability.


Dion Warren (Ja’Siah Young) is a 10-year-old boy who inexplicably gets superhero-like skills in the Michael B. Jordan-produced programme, which is based on a Dennis Liu comic book from 2015. In the wake of the loss of her spouse, Nicole (Wainwright) tries to assist her son handle his new skills and discover out their origin. As Esperanza Jimenez, Haney took on the role of Dion’s closest friend and classmate.

It joins the likes of Archive 81, The Baby-Sitters Club, Gentefied, and On the Verge on Netflix’s list of cancelled titles in 2022.

Also last week, it was revealed that a long in the works animated version of the comic book series Bone was cancelled before to its premiere and that the sequel to Would Smith’s movie Bright will not be created.


An examination of Netflix’s overall approach:

Another perplexing cancellation, this one. Critics seemed to like Raising Dion, like Archive 81 and The Baby-Sitters Club, and it was a hit on Netflix. Streaming service users aren’t going to remain around if they can’t watch a programme that’s both popular and profitable.

Obviously, money is a concern. If Netflix is in danger, we don’t know what Raising Dion’s budget was, but we do know that things are going to get worse before they get better, and we don’t know how much money was spent on it.

According to a rumour this week, Netflix paid $30 million each episode on Stranger Things season 4; if that’s accurate, the entire cost of the season would be $270 million.


For the most part, Netflix’s data on how viewers watch episodes isn’t available to the general public. It’s possible that Raising Dion’s demise was due to a retention problem or some other reason.

Is there any value in viewing a new Netflix series? We’re left with a lot of unanswered questions after seeing it at the top of the streaming service for at least one day recently.

Even though Raising Dion was cancelled, Haney’s Instagram post pointed out that her Netflix contract had prevented her from taking on other large roles, and that she is now free to do so.


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