‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Diamond White explains why ‘representation matters’ on the show

White, a former “The X Factor” contestant who has voice roles in several animated children’s shows, plays a super-genius who brings a T. rex ― Devil Dinosaur ― back to New York in the upcoming series.

The series ― created by actor Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland ― is based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name and depicts Moon Girl and her prehistoric pal working hand in hand to protect New York’s Lower East Side from danger, according to Disney.

Steve Loter, who directed and produced the hit Disney Channel cartoon “Kim Possible” beginning in its second season, joins Fisburne and Sugland as the show’s executive producer.

White, in an exclusive look at the series, said Lafayette was “everything she wanted to be” when she was 13.

“She’s amazing, she’s a superhero, she’s a crime fighter, she’s a problem solver,” White said. “I think it’s important for people to see young, strong black characters. Representation is important and seeing someone who looks like you on TV makes a difference, it really does.

The series premieres on Disney Channel on Friday, and its first six episodes will air on Disney+ starting Feb. 15.

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