Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion will premiere on June 3rd on Disney Channel in what is shaping up to be a great weekend of new shows. When Violet is chosen by the mask, she is going to need some help understanding how to fight crime and Black Scorpion is there to help. They have way different methods for capturing crooks so it seems they both have a lot to learn from each other. While Violet is keeping her identity secrete from her parents, older brother and friends, she does have a best friend Maya who she does get help from. Maya is going to be the one helping get Ultra Violet’s rep up on social media.
We are really looking forward to seeing Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion and the live-action series shift is moving towards superhero and villains for the newest series to come from Disney.
Lucha Libre comes alive in “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion.”
Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen, is chosen by a magical luchador mask which transforms her into Ultra Violet, a superhero fighting crime alongside her luchador uncle, Cruz, also known as Black Scorpion. Although Cruz takes Violet under his wing to teach her the responsibilities of her special powers, she doesn’t always see eye to eye with him when it comes to his methods for capturing crooks. In the meantime, she must keep her superhero identity secret from her parents and her older brother Santiago (“Tiago”), as well as her friends and schoolmates. However, she does lean on one close confidante: her best friend Maya Miller-Martinez, who provides advice and assists with documenting Ultra Violet’s adventures on social media.
Disney star Scarlett Estevez leads the all Latinx cast, including J.R. Villarreal (“Akeelah and the Bee”) as Cruz De la Vega/Black Scorpion, Marianna Burelli (“Paramedicos”) as Nina Rodriguez, Juan Alfonso (“American Princess”) as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Brandon Rossel (“Fast Layne”) as Santiago “Tiago” Rodriguez, newcomers Zelia Ankrum as Maya Miller-Martinez and Bryan Blanco as Luis León.
“Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion” is developed and executive produced by Eric S. Garcia and Leo Chu (“Alexa & Katie”), who also serve as showrunners. Additional executive producers include Joe Nussbaum, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit.