BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Is Getting A Prequel Series

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Disney+ has had a brilliant idea, a prequel series for the 2017 version of Beauty And The Beast. Returning are Luke Evans, who played Gaston, and Josh Gad as LeFou.

The live-action version of the classic animation Beauty And The Beast made around $1.2 billion at the box office, so it’s no surprise that something like this is happening.

It is planned as an 8 episode series and will follow Gaston and LeFou as they set off with Tilly, LeFou’s step-sister, after a revelation from her past returns. Production is set to start in spring 2022 under the title of Beauty and the Beast at the moment… which is odd as it doesn’t seem like it will feature either Beauty or the Beast.

Briana Middleton will be playing the part of Tilly.

Gary Marsh, who is the president and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television said:

“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.”

Firstly, Disney has a chief creative officer? And I can’t imagine anyone has ever wondered, but it is Disney and we all know they are slowly running out of original ideas.

The new Beauty And The Beast show will be written by Josh Gad, Adam Horwitz, and Edward Kitisis. It will feature all-new music by Alan Menkin. Jonnie Davis, the president of ABC Signature is already looking forward to the show:

“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.”

There is no release date for Beauty and the Beast, so we’ll all have to be on tenterhooks till it comes out.