NEWS x MUSE Michael Sandoval talks with the stars of the new Disney Channel show Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion, Scarlett Estevez and J.R. Villarreal.
Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen, who 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 starlet Scarlett Estevez leads the all Latinx cast including J.R. Villarreal (“Akeelah and the Bee”) as Uncle Cruz/Black Scorpion, Marianna Burelli (“Paramedicos” ) as Nina Rodriguez, Juan Alfonso (“American Princess”) as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Brandon Rossel (“Fast Layne”) as Tiago, newcomers Zelia Ankrum as Maya Miller Martinez and Bryan Blanco as Luis León.
Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion premiere June 3 on the Disney Channel.