The Disney Channel has announced that this summer, Friday nights will be home to two new series, “The Villains of Valley View” and “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion,” starting on June 3.
Both are comedic half-hour takes on the lives of teen superheroes and villains.
“The Villains of Valley View” follows teenage supervillain Havoc (Isabella Pappas), who, after standing up to the head of the League of Villains, is forced to relocate with her family to a sleepy Texas suburb.
With the help of her effervescent new neighbor Hartley, Havoc, who is now going incognito as Amy, must somehow hide her superpowers and quell her nefarious nature in favor of something she and the rest of her family have fought against all their lives: being normal.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because this show was actually announced last fall under the title of “Meet the Mayhems.”
The cast also includes Lucy Davis (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) as Eva/Surge, James Patrick Stuart (“General Hospital”) as Vic/Kraniac, Malachi Barton (Disney Channel’s “Under Wraps”) as Colby/Flashform, Reed Horstmann (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”) as Jake/Chaos and newcomer Kayden Muller-Janssen as Hartley. Patricia Belcher (“The Week of”) recurs as Celia.
Meet the Villains:
Meanwhile, in “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion,” Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen, 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.
Also cast are Marianna Burelli (“Paramedicos”) as Nina Rodriguez, Juan Alfonso (“American Princess”) as Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Brandon Rossel (“Fast Layne”) as Santiago “Tiago” Rodriguez, newcomers Zelia Ankrum as Maya Miller-Martinez and Bryan Blanco as Luis León.
Meet Ultra Violet and her family:
“The Villains of Valley View” will debut at 8pm ET/PT on June 3 with two episodes, followed by “Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion” at 9pm ET/PT, also with two episodes.