Blue Demon Jr. to star in new Disney Channel series.
Ultra Violet & Blue Demon, a superhero coming-of-age luchador action-comedy starring Mexican luchador legend Blue Demon Jr. has been ordered at Disney Channel. The series is a coming-of-age action-comedy from a girl’s point of view, starring Scarlett Estevez as Ultra Violet.
The series sees a magical luchador mask select 13-year-old Violet to become Ultra, the superhero successor to her uncle Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr. and a superhero-in-disguise.
“Blue Demon Jr. is a Mexican cultural icon and we are looking forward to introducing him—and the luchador mythology—to our viewers,” said Rafael Garcia, vice president, Development, Disney Branded Television (via Deadline). “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.”
Blue Demon Jr. will co-executive produce alongside fellow co-producers, Moxie 88’s Dan Carrillo Levy, and Eugenio Villamar who brought the IP to Disney.