It was a pretty great 2019 for Blue Demon Jr.; the adopted son of the legendary Blue Demon headlined Triplemania XXVII in a legendary Apuesta match with Dr. Wagner Jr., had a beloved match with LA Park late in 2019 and headlined AAA’s Invading NY show in Madison Square Garden’s in September. If today’s announcement is any indication, it appears the legend has even bigger plans for 2020. As reported by Deadline, Demon Jr. will executive produce and star in a pilot called Ultra Violet & Blue Demon, a superhero coming of age story being developed by the Disney Channel.
According to Deadline the pilot, which has been green lit on the condition that a suitable cast is found, will focus on Violet, a thirteen year old girl who is chosen to follow in her famous uncle’s (Demon Jr.) footsteps as a superhero after coming across a magical lucha libre mask. Developed by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, two of the writers behind the box office hit Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, the series will see Violet attempt to juggle her new superhero life as she continues to grow up, all while trying to keep her new identity a secret. How very Buffy the Vampire Slayer! While the report doesn’t state it, it’s likely Demon Jr.’s role will be that of a mentor for Violet, as opposed to merely being her inspiration as her uncle.
The announcement of this show comes a year and a half after Demon Jr. announced an agreement with Production Company Moxie 88 to sell his life rights for potential movie, TV and video game rights, among other possibilities. No news had emerged since that time until today. Aside from wrestling Demon Jr. has appeared in numerous productions, most notably Mil Máscaras vs. the Aztec Mummy, the animated series ¡Mucha Lucha! and the Mel Gibson vehicle Get the Gringo. Provided this series is picked up, this would be his biggest role to date on US TV, beating out his one season stint on the first season of Lucha Underground. Ultra Violet & Blue Demon will be the first US series to focus on Blue Demon and the second TV series related to Demon overall; the TV series Blue Demon, loosely (and I mean LOOSELY) based off Demon Jr.’s adopted father, had previously aired on Televisa’s Teleset station for three seasons from 2016 to 2018.
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