– The Disney Channel announced the official details today for upcoming show starring Mexican wrestling icon Blue Demon Jr. It will be a new action-comedy series, Ultra Violet & Blue Demon. Demon is going to star in the show playing an alternate version of himself alongside Bunk’d star Scarlett Estevez, who will portray the titular “Ultra Violet.”
The upcoming series will portray a Mexican American family with a special legacy, featuring a primarily Latin American cast and producing team. In the show, a magical luchador mask will select 13-year-old Violet to become a superhero named Ultra, the successor to her uncle, legendary Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr., and also a superhero-in-disguise. Blue Demon will then supervise her training while she has to navigate going through middle school.
Disney Branded TV VP of Development, Rafael Garcia commented in a press release, “Blue Demon Jr. is a Mexican cultural icon and we are looking forward to introducing him—and the luchador mythology—to our viewers. With Violet and her family, we also have the opportunity to present an authentic Mexican American family in a series that combines humor and adventure in a unique Latinx shake-up of the superhero genre.”
Also starring in the show is Marianna Burelli as Violet’s mother, Nina; Juan Alfonso as Violet’s father, Sebastian; Brandon Rossel as Violet’s brother, Miguelito; Zelia Ankrum as Violet’s best friend, Trudy; and Bryan Blanco as Violet’s goody-two-shoes classmate Enrique Diaz-Diaz.
The show is being executive produced Dan Carrilo Levy and Eugenio Villamar, who pitched the IP to Disney. Jorge Garcia Castro will be co-executive producer for the project. The pilot was written and executive produced by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (Pokémon Detective Pikachu, One Day at a Time) and directed by Alejandro Damiani.