Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series Confirms Cast, Including New Female Lead, Set to Begin Filming Next Year

For all of the fans of the live-action Beauty and the Beast that released back in 2017, get ready for a new series coming to Disney+. The series will be a prequel to the main story we all know and love. Production for this new series will begin next year in the spring of 2022.

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The musical series will run for 8 episodes. Luke Evans and Josh Gad are reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie) in the new series, and they will be joined by newcomer Briana Middleton as the female lead, as Louie’s stepsister, Tilly.

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Set years before Belle meets the Beast, the series will follow Gaston and LeFou. The two join Tilly on an adventure after details from her past are discovered. On their journey, mysteries are unraveled, secrets are unearthed, and dangers are discovered.

President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Brand Television, Gary Marsh, stated that this show would answer questions regarding the main story and its characters.

“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.”

Music will be composed by the talented Alan Menken. Some of his top hits include scores and songs for The Little Mermaid, the animated and live-action Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas. Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy will direct the first episode.

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