Disney’s upcoming Secret Society of Second-Born Royals is the first to ever feature a black prince in a live-action movie.
Over the weekend, actor Niles Fitch revealed that he is Disney’s first live-action black prince in the upcoming sci-fi film.
He posted on his social media account some teaser photos along with a caption that says he will be playing the role of a character named Prince Tuma.
He didn’t reveal any further details about his character. But sources say that Prince Tuma is going to be a “charismatic and self-centered prince” in the movie.
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Fitch is an 18-year old actor from Atlanta Georgia. He is best known for his role in NBC’s This Is Us series starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia.
Fitch played the role of the young Randall Pearson who is played by Sterling K. Brown as an adult. His acting skills were recognized after winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the family comedy drama.
Before This Is Us, the young actor already had a long list of acting experience. He started very young in his career but his first TV appearance was in 2011 in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
He also appeared in other popular titles like Army Wives, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In 2019, he appeared in three episodes of Netflix’s Atypical.
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals is Fitch’s latest project and as mentioned earlier, his character is one of the many young royals.
The Disney+ movie will follow the life of Sam (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a rebellious teen from the kingdom of Illyria. As the second-born in the family, she lives in the shadow of her older sister Princess Eleanor (Ashley Liao).
She always feels like the second best so when she found out that being second-born means getting a superpower, she became ecstatic.
She is then drafted to join a top secret group composed of other gifted young royalties. Together, they will be charged with keeping the world safe.
“Sam is going to be a unique addition to the Disney princess family because she doesn’t want to be a princess, she doesn’t want to be royalty,” Lee says of Sam.
The secret society is led by Prof. James Morrow (Skylar Astin) who will guide the new class of trainees. He is also a superhuman second-born royal. He will be helping the rookies unleash the full potential of their superpowers.
Other names part of the super cast are Isabella Blake-Thomas, Faly Rakotohavana and Olivia Deeble. They will also be joined by Greg Bryk as the villain Inmate 34.
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals will premiere exclusively in Disney+ in summer 2020.
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