Legendary Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr is set to star in a live-action superhero comedy series on the Disney Channel!
Teaming with popular Disney Channel star Scarlett Estevez of BUNK’D, Blue Demon Jr performs as himself in a series which is said to “introduces a relatable Mexican American family with a very special legacy” and which showcases a predominately Latinx main cast and producing team.
The official press release details a short synopsis:
“The series unfolds as a magical luchador mask selects 13-year-old Violet to become Ultra, the superhero successor to her uncle, who is the famous Mexican wrestler Blue Demon Jr. and a superhero-in-disguise. Ultra begins her own secret superhero training with her uncle, all while having to navigate the ups and downs of middle school.”
BREAKING: Mexican wrestling icon @BlueDemonJr & @ScarMestevez will star in the upcoming superhero action-comedy #UltraVioletAndBlueDemon on #DisneyChannel. Series will feature a Mexican-American family and showcase a predominantly Latinx main cast & production team. pic.twitter.com/ddUEAAsv9V
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) January 28, 2021
Blue Demon Jr – who starred in Lucha Underground – is also set to co-executive produce the series alongside fellow co-executive producers Moxie 88’s Dan Carrillo Levy and Eugenio Villamar. Jorge Garcia Castro will also serve as a co-executive producer. The pilot episode was written and executive produced by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” “One Day at a Time”) and directed by Alejandro Damiani (“M.A.M.O.N.”).
Rafael Garcia, the Vice President of Development at Disney Branded Television said:
“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.”
No release date has been scheduled thus far.