Photo by: Ben Cope
We were joined on the Popternative show by Yuvi Hecht who can be seen playing Erlich in the new Disney Channel series Pretty Freekin Scary which recently premiered on June 15. Based on the book series of the same name by Chris P. Flesh, the series follows 14 year-old Frankie Ripp who experiences an unfortunate accident resulting in her death. After an arrangement with the Grim Reaper, she is allowed to remain on Earth and attend middle school accompanied by the Underworld guardians, Pretty and Scary.

Eliana Su’a (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) plays Frankie Ripp, with Kyan Samuels (Game Shakers) as Pretty, Yonas Kibreab (Sweet Tooth) as Remy Ripp, Leah Mei Gold (The Casagrandes) as Scary, Emma Shannon (Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies) as Nyx, Shawn Carter Peterson (Pitch Perfect 2) as Mr. Ripp, Napiera Groves (As The World Turns) as Mrs. Ripp, Jackson Dollinger (Sydney to the Max) as Dio, Tristan Michael Brown (Bunk’d) as Carson, Siobhan Murphy (Murdoch Mysteries) as Grim Reaper, and Lisa Arch (Crank Yankers) as Principle Peppers.

(L-R) Yuvi Hecht as Erlic and Siobhan Murphy as Grim Reaper in Pretty Freekin Scary. Photo by: Disney/Anne Marie Fox

Yuvi first joined the entertainment scene with a role in the 2019 award-winning short film, The Unicorn Sisters, directed by Zoey 101 alum Matthew Underwood and starring Underwood, Zoey 101’s Sean Flynn, and Jessie alum Jennifer Veal.

Watch the interview with Yuvi below where he discusses his audition process for Pretty Freekin Scary, being part of the Disney Channel, and more.

New episodes of Pretty Freekin Scary air Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET on The Disney Channel and can be streamed the next day on Disney+.

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