Niles Fitch who plays the role of young Randall Pearson in This Is Us was recently announced as Disney’s first black prince in a live-action after almost a century.
Welcome Disney’s first Black prince @disneyplus pic.twitter.com/IuwbkvRVlq— Niles Fitch (@nilesfitch) April 18, 2020
The actor will play the role of Prince Tuma in the upcoming Disney+ original film, Secret Society of Second-Born Royals.
Second in line for the throne. First in line to save the world. Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, an Original Movie, coming Summer 2020 to #DisneyPlus. #SSSBR pic.twitter.com/a2FY5mNhYr— Disney+ (@disneyplus) April 17, 2020
Prince Tuma is charismatic and self-centred. His super-human ability is vital to the team’s success in the show.
Fans cheered Niles after this news broke out.
Will watch anything with this kid in it, so talented can’t wait to see all the cool stuff he does!— Cal (@SaySirQ) April 18, 2020
Yessir!! Congrats on setting the example ✨🥳— Lady J 🪐 (@oldwiseladyj) April 18, 2020
I love this. I will be supporting— jer (@winterwithiris) April 18, 2020
Omg yass 🙏🏼👏🏽 you deserve this! ❤️— stephanie kontowski (@kontowski09) April 23, 2020
You are an amazing actor and will be perfect in the role as a prince! Congratulations!!!— Mary Marshall (@MMarshall1) April 23, 2020
It’s great to see how Disney is making an effort to broaden its representation. Hope to hear more such positive news.