The new role will be voiced by nine-year-old autistic actor Elliott Garcia.
Thomas & Friends to introduce first autistic character
Children’s TV show Thomas & Friends is introducing its first autistic character who has been created in collaboration with autistic writers and organisations.
The new role of Bruno the Brake Car will be voiced by nine-year-old autistic actor Elliott Garcia, who the UK’s National Autistic Society helped cast.
Bruno is a “joyful, pun-making brake car” who is detail-oriented and enjoys schedules, routine and knows where all the tracks lead in the area.
He rolls in reverse at the end of the train, which gives him a unique perspective on the world, as he helps the other engines by keeping heavy cargo steady with his strong brakes.