A series coming to Disney Junior later this month features an incredible cast including renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland!
Set in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls, Eureka! follows the story of Eureka, a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. She designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. The series stars Ruth Righi (Disney Channel’s Sydney to the Max) as Eureka, Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy) as Eureka’s parents, Roxy and Rollo, and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton”) as her teacher, Ohm.
We love to see girls in STEM, and some incredible educators are making sure Eureka! is an inspiring and empowering look at young inventors. Christiana “Chee” McGuigan, a science educator who has worked at the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, serves as the series’ science education consultant. Biomedical scientist, social entrepreneur and former senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knatokie Ford, advised on the original series development. Engineering experts from Disney’s world-renowned Imagineering team advised on the early development of Eureka’s inventions.
Some incredible stars from the stage and screen are taking on guest roles. Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Devine will voice Eureka’s grandmother Wanda. World-famous drummer Sheila E. will play Yurt, a traveling musician while Misty Copeland will voice Rockanne, a dance teacher on the show. Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will play the school librarian Chee; Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) will voice a pet kanga bir; Ryan Michelle Bathé (The Endgame) will play Barry’s mom Sierra, and Wendell pierce (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) will voice Barry’s father Cliff.
Along with stars from Hamilton, the show’s voice cast will feature even more Broadway talent and voices from other iconic Disney series like Phineas and Ferb. The series will also include Kai Zen (Amphibia) as Pepper, Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway’s Kinky Boots and MJ) as Barry, Fred Tatasciore (Big Hero 6 The Series) as Murphy, Cree Summer (Vampirina) as Verna, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Dima, Aydrea Walden (The Mandalorian) as Olive and Groopy, Connor Andrade (We Baby Bears) as Clod, Cade Tropeano (Raising Dion) as Bog, Madigan Kacmar (Chuggington) as Julia, Vivienne Rutherford (Seal Team) as Lark, Judah Howery (Uncle Drew) as twins Spruce and Cypress Stoneland, Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb) as Ptero and André Sogliuzzo (American Dad) as Link.
Eureka! is set to premiere Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 pm ET on Disney Junior. An initial batch of episodes will also premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and streaming on Disney+.