In a public statement about the series, Liu explained how he first decided to create a comic specifically about a black woman and her son out of a desire to see a broader variety of diverse and inclusive stories in comics. Said Liu:

“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.”


Raising Dion is being produced by MACRO with American Gods showrunner Michael Green attached to write and produce. Michael B. Jordan has also been cast in an unnamed supporting role.