It’s raining prequels. The King’s Man, Orphan: First Kill, Army Of Thieves are just the tip of the iceberg. Disney+ has just announced the mother of all prequel projects. A Beauty & The Beast Prequel series is in order. Disney+ has hired Josh Gad and Luke Evans for the upcoming project. Gad played LeFou while Luke Evans portrayed Gaston in the hit 2017 romantic fantasy movie.
The show will reportedly by of eight episodes. The limited musical series will also have Briana Middleton. She will be playing the stepsister of LeFou in the show – Tilly. The show does not have an official title yet. But Disney composer and song writer Alan Menken claims the title of the show will be “The Little Town”.
What Disney Execs Have To Say
Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Branded television had this to say:
“For anyone who’s ever wondered how a brute like Gaston and a goof like LeFou could have ever become friends and partners, or how a mystical enchantress came to cast that fateful spell on the prince-turned-beast, this series will finally provide those answers…and provoke a whole new set of questions,”
ABC Signature President Jonnie Davis commented on why Disney has agreed to branch out this beloved franchise:
“There are few more precious gems in the Disney library than this iconic franchise, and this prequel is both a love letter to what’s come before and its own spectacular adventure. Josh, Eddy and Adam’s vision gives us a window into the origin of Luke’s Gaston and Josh’s LeFou with the twist of a new partner in crime — Tilly, played by the luminous Briana Middleton. This dream team would not be complete without the genius Alan Menken returning to write even more glorious music for the franchise he helped create. We’re so grateful to Gary, Ayo, Michael and everyone at Disney Branded Television and Disney+ for their unwavering support. We cannot wait to start shooting.”
Beauty & The Beast Prequel Series Story Details
The 2017 movie – Beauty & The Beast is a universally acclaimed masterpiece. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in a titular role, the movie, it was fun, family friendly entertainment. Will the new prequel series manage to capture the Disney magic?
The synopsis for the Beauty & The Beast prequel series states:
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.
Are you excited for the new Disney+ series? Well we sure are!!!