The singer and songwriter Diamond White made history today by announcing her next fantastic project, ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. In this animated series, she portrays Lunella Lafayette, a very smart 13-year-old who protects her Lower East Side neighborhood as the rollerblading, gadget-wielding Super Hero Moon Girl.
By playing this character, Diamond becomes the first to play a young black girl in a Marvel animated series. WHAT! She is a real gem. As you can see in the tik tok, she herself was equally awestruck as she made the announcement.
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The animated series will premiere on Disney Channel in summer 2022. Adapted from Marvel’s hit comic books, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of 13-year-old super genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. The duo works together to protect the Lower East Side of New York City after Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur to present-day New York via a time vortex.
From Disney Television Animation, the series is executive produced by Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (black-ish, mixed-ish, grown-ish) and Emmy® Award-winner Steve Loter (Kim Possible). Emmy Award-winner Rodney Clouden (Futurama) is supervising producer, Jeffrey M. Howard (Planes) and Emmy Award-winner Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy) are co-producers and story editors, and Pilar Flynn (Elena of Avalor) is producer.
In a statement to EW, Fisbhurne shared, “I am overjoyed to share a little Black Girl Magic with the debut of Lunella Lafayette, her family, Devil Dinosaur, Casey and The Beyonder. We at Cinema Gypsy Productions and Disney Television Animation hope that Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will be a family favorite and an inspiration to the younger generations.”
The cast also includes Libe Barer as Casey, Jermaine Fowler as James Jr, and Sasheer Zamata as Adria. Other cast members include Alfre Woodard as Mimi, Gary Anthony Williams as Pops, and recurring role player Laurence Fishburne as The Beyonder.
Congratulations to one our favorite gems in the Reignland universe.
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