Niles Fitch Set to Play Disney's First Black Live-Action Prince | 22 Words

Niles Fitch is officially Disney's first-ever black live-action prince. This announcement has been long-anticipated and who better to take on such an important role than Fitch himself?

Keep scrolling to see all the details surrounding how this show is ready to shake up our perceptions of royals...

Disney has always been under fire for its lack of diversity.

It's no secret that the company giant has been involved in multiple scandals, but this one has probably lost them the most fans.

We have always been subjected to the same image...

Most Disney characters have always been white, no matter if they are male or female. It was only in 2009, that we got our first-ever black Disney princess, Tiana.

And since that foot in the door, we have slowly seen a more varied line-up...

Disney characters are now coming in all different colors and ethnicities and though we're not completely there yet, it's good to see the difference.

Last year, we even got a black Ariel.

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Halle Bailey took us on a journey into the deep blue as she became our modern-day Ariel.

Though the news didn't sit well with everyone...

It was a crucial step in the right direction.

And a year later, we're pleased to announce that we will be getting our first-ever black live-action prince.

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Niles Fitch is set to take on the role of Prince Tuma in Disney+'s newest series titled Secret Society.

While some people have claimed that Chadwick Boseman was, in fact, the first black prince...

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Technically he is ruled under the Marvel label and even though Disney now owns Marvel, both of the companies stand as separate entities.

This new show tells the story of royals who are gifted with special powers that help them protect the world.

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In order to do their job, they are taken to a special school where they are taught how to harness their powers.

Prince Tuma is described as "charming."

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As per Disney+, his biography states that his "super-human ability is vital to the team's success, but his self-centered nature needs a lesson in empathy."

Fitch made the announcement via Twitter.

"Welcome Disney’s first Black prince," he wrote and of course, it excited all of his fans.

One user commented this:

We wholeheartedly agree!

We knew he would be perfect for the role right when it was announced.

His fans are very proud.

"You love to see it."

You really do...

Better late than never at all...

We have no choice but to stan!

We have previously seen his skills being put to the test when he starred in This Is Us.

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In the popular series, he plays the teenage version of the character Randall Pearson. The role has seen him win awards.

But now he's ready to take on a new challenge.

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And it involves breaking down these representation barriers.

But that's not all...

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The full cast consists of Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Sam, Skylar Astin as James, Olivia Deeble as Roxana, Niles Fitch as Tuma, Faly Rakotohavana as Matteo, Isabella Blake Thomas as January, Elodie Yung as Queen Catherine, Ashley Liao as Eleanor, Noah Lomax as Mike, and Greg Bryk as Inmate 34.

And we're not just getting "typical" Disney princesses either...

Another one of the show's stars, Peyton Elizabeth Lee revealed some specific details to EW.

She is taking the role of Sam, a royal who lives in the shadow of her older sister.

"Sam has always felt like not only is she second born, but she is also second best," Lee tells EW. "She is struggling to find where she can shine and where she belongs."

She continued:

"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." If you're in the mood to binge-watch, keep scrolling to see some of the best shows on Netflix right now...