At the 2020 Investor Day, Disney announced it was created a series for Disney+ that is a prequel to the 2017 live-action film, “Beauty And The Beast”, which will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad, reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou. The series is currently going by the working title “Beauty and the Beast”.
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, (played by Briana Middleton (“The Tender Bar”)), 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.
Disney announced that production on the new Disney+ series will begin in spring 2022 and recently, Josh Gad spoke with ComicBook.com while promoting his new Peacock series “Wolf Like Me” and said:
“We’re still planning on shooting this spring and the scripts are incredible, the music is unbelievable, all-new songs by Alan Menken, we’re casting now,”
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”).
“Beauty and the Beast” is 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
This new “Beauty and the Beast” series is being executive produced by Gad, Kitsis, Horowitz, Menken and Tommy and produced by Evans. Gad, Kitsis and Horowitz are co-showrunners and writers for the limited series.
Are you looking forward to this new prequel Disney+ series?
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