Beauty and the Beast series for Disney+
Luke Evans, Josh Gad & Briana Middleton to star in new limited series, as a Disney+ prequel.
This week Disney+ announced a Beauty and the Beast (working title) limited series.
An eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film, will star Luke Evans (The Alienist) and Josh Gad (Frozen 2), reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie), and introduce Briana Middleton (The Tender Bar) as Louie’s stepsister, Tilly.
Production will begin in 2022.
“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.
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”).