We’ve slowly begun to see more of Valentin on GENERAL HOSPITAL again now that his portrayer, James Patrick Stuart, has completed filming his upcoming Disney Channel series, THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW. And in just a little more than a month, the actor’s GH fans can see him as the patriarch of a ragtag family of supervillains when the teen series makes its debut!
The excited actor gave his followers an update on his outside project by sharing the official trailer for the new television show on social media. “So this is happening,” Stuart wrote on Twitter, including the sneak peek. In an Instagram post, he added the cast photo to the video, writing, “THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW — series premieres Friday, June 3, on Disney Channel.” (And here’s a high-quality version of the preview Stuart shared!)
In THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW, Stuart plays Vic Madden — aka Kraniac — the head of a family of supervillains hiding out from the League of Villains by hiding out in a small Texas town. The series focuses on teenage daughter Amy, who gets some help from her neighborhood friend, Hartley, as she and her family try to suppress their superpowers and blend in with the rest of the town.
Stuart announced nearly a year ago that he had landed a role in a Disney Channel comedy pilot. “We film 15 minutes from the GH stage,” he tweeted at the time. “So, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”
Not only did the show get picked up, but it went from being called AMY FROM AMARILLO and MEET THE MAYHEMS before Disney decided on THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW. The pilot was picked up for a full series order in December, and Stuart spent the early part of this year working on VILLAINS while Valentin was out of town recovering from his injuries after he was kidnapped. He resumed taping at GH in mid-March, and viewers have slowly started to see Valentin pick back up with his friends and family in Port Charles!
Check out the trailer from THE VILLAINS OF VALLEY VIEW above and then tune in on June 3 at 8 p.m. to watch the first two episodes back-to-back!
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