According to Deadline, the Disney Channel has given a cast contingent pilot order to Ultra Violet & Blue Demon, a new kids series created by lucha libre wrestler Blue Demon Jr. The show will be written and executive produced by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, the creators of Detective Pikachu.
The story centers around a 13-year old girl named Violet, who is stunned when a magical luchador mask chooses her to be the successor to her uncle, the famed Blue Demon Jr. (Demon Jr., playing a version of himself) who is actually a secret superhero. Violet will now begin her own secret superhero training, all while having to navigate the universal ups and downs of coming-of-age while keeping her new alter-ego a secret.
Once the role of Violet is cast the series would be green-lit and begin shooting within the next few months. Casting sessions have already begun in Los Angeles and Mexico, with Carla Hool as the casting director. (Pixar’s Coco and Netflix’s Narcos).
Blue Demon Jr. is a former NWA World champion, a AAA Latin American champion, and was in PWI’s 2009 list of the 500 best wrestlers standing at #22.