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Beauty And The Beast Series Starring Luke Evans Is Coming To Disney+

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Beauty And The Beast Series Starring Luke Evans Is Coming To Disney+

Beauty and the Beast fans listen up, Disney+ has officially announced its spin-off sequel series starring Luke Evans and Josh Gad as Gaston and LeFou.

The series, which currently has the working title Beauty and the Beast, will feature eight episodes and just like the 2017 live action adaptation and 1991 animated classic, it will be a musical.

Josh Gad and Luke Evans will share the screen once again in a Beauty and the Beast prequel series (Credit: Disney)
Josh Gad and Luke Evans will share the screen once again in a Beauty and the Beast prequel series (Credit: Disney)

Fans will see Gaston and LeFou as they embark on a journey with LeFou's step-sister Tilly, played by Briana Middleton, after a surprising turn of events reveals something from her past. Their journey, which takes place years before the events in the film, will be filled with funny moments, romance and of course mysteries. The trio will meet old friends and new enemies.

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Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the duo behind the popular fairy-tale themed drama Once Upon a Time are writing and producing the Beauty and the Beast prequel series alongside Josh Gad.

The fun doesn't end there - award-winning composer Alan Menken will write a brand new soundtrack for the series. Menken also scored the 1991 and 2017 Beauty and the Beast films.

Gaston, LeFou and his step sister will embark on a quest (Credit: Disney)
Gaston, LeFou and his step sister will embark on a quest (Credit: Disney)

News of the Beauty and the Beast prequel series first came to light in March last year. Both Gad and Evans were reported to have signed on to the series, the Hollywood Reporter said in an exclusive report.

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At the time, the publication said that no other stars from the live action 2017 film were signed up for the new series, including Emma Watson who played Belle.

The animated film will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year (Credit: Disney)
The animated film will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year (Credit: Disney)

President and chief creative officer at Disney Branded Television, Gary Marsh, said of the news: "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."

Production is set to begin in spring 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Topics: Disney, TV and Film, Disney+, Luke Evans

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