Following on from the news that “Hawkeye’s” Fra Fee had joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ series, “Beauty And The Beast” (working title), Deadline has revealed that Jelani Alladin (The Walking Dead: World Beyond) has also joined the series as a series regular

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.

Alladin will be playing the role of Jean-Michel, who is a charming, cool and talented artist, who has a quick wit, a sharp intellect, and a fierce independent streak.

This series will consist of eight episodes and will star Luke Evans (“The Alienist”) and Josh Gad (“Frozen 2”), who are reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie).  Also starring in the series will be Briana Middleton (“The Tender Bar”), who will play Louie’s stepsister, Tilly.

Jelani Alladin has previously starred in “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” “Law & Order: SVU” and most recently in the “Frozen” broadway show as Kristoff.

It’s being created by Disney Branded Television and ABC Signature for Disney+.  It’s developed, executive-produced and written by Gad, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (“Once Upon a Time”), each serving as a co-showrunner. The series’ creative team also includes Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy (“Eclipsed,” “Respect”), who has come on board as an executive producer and will direct the first episode.

The project will feature an original soundtrack from the EGOT Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who will also serve as executive producer, and lyrics for the first episode will be by Oscar-nominee Glenn Slater (“Tangled”).

Production will begin in spring 2022.

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