Disney+ Officially Greenlights ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Musical Prequel Series With Josh Gad & Luke Evans

A Beauty and the Beast prequel series is officially a GO at Disney+!

Josh Gad and Luke Evans are both set to reprise their roles as LeFou (Louie) and Gaston.

The upcoming eight episode, limited series is also developed, executive-produced and written by Josh, along with Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. They will all also serve as co-showrunners.

Here’s a synopsis: Set in the iconic kingdom of “Beauty and the Beast” years before the Beast and Belle’s epic romance, the series will follow Gaston and LeFou as they set off with LeFou’s step-sister, Tilly, after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light, sending the unlikely trio off on an unexpected journey filled with romance, comedy, and adventure. While the mysteries of the past are uncovered and the dangers of the present grow, old friends and new enemies reveal that this familiar kingdom harbors many secrets.

Briana Middleton will join the cast as Tilly.

Alan Menken, who created music for the original movie and the live action remake, is set to executive produce and work on the soundtrack, with the first episode’s lyrics by Glenn Slater.

Production is set to begin in the Spring of 2022.

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