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This Is Us star Niles Fitch, who portrays young Randall on the hit sitcom will be Disney’s first black live-action prince. Fitch will play Prince Tuma is Disney’s new film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, as Entertainment Weekly reports.

The forthcoming movie also stars  Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin and Andi Mack alum Peyton Elizabeth Lee. The sci-fi film is about gifted second-born royals who have special powers that assist them with protecting the world.

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Niles Fitch attends The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

However, the young royals have to figure out how to use their powers for good. In order to do that they’re taken to a special school and taught by Professor James Morrow, portrayed by Astin.

Fitch’s character is said to be “charismatic,” and his “super-human ability is vital to the team’s success, but his self-centered nature needs a lesson in empathy.” Fitch recently shared the news via Instagram. “Welcome Disney’s first Black prince,” Fitch wrote.

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