Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion is the newest superhero coming-of-age comedy series from Disney, and it just recently premiered Friday, June 3rd on the Disney Channel. Scarlett Estevez leads the all Latinx cast in Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion 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. 

Already a Disney Channel fan favorite, Estevez previously portrayed Gwen in the hit comedy series BUNK’D, and she played Ro in the Disney Channel Original movie Christmas Again.

Image credit: Disney/Brian Roedel

Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion Synopsis

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.

Image credit: Disney/Nino Muñoz

We were joined on the Popternative show by Scarlett Estevez and J.R. Villarreal to discuss their latest series, including their excitement of being part of a superhero show that represents Latino culture.

Watch our interview below!

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