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[06/15/21 - 07:00 AM]
Disney+ Officially Greenlights "Beauty and the Beast" Limited Musical Series
An eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film, "Beauty and the Beast" will star Luke Evans and Josh Gad, reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou (Louie), and introduce Briana Middleton as Louie's stepsister, Tilly.

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[03/06/20 - 11:40 PM]
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (DISNEY PLUS)
Premieres in TBA 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney+'s press release, June 2021) As fans worldwide celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated 1991 classic, Disney+ announced today the greenlight of a limited musical series, "Beauty and the Beast" (working title) from Disney Branded Television and ABC Signature. An eight-episode prequel to the 2017 live-action film, "Beauty and the Beast" 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. "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"). Production will begin in spring 2022. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Briana Middleton as Tilly
· Josh Gad as LeFou
· Luke Evans as Gaston
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Horowitz as CRTR/EP
· Alan Menken as EP
· Eddy Kitsis as CRTR/EP
· Josh Gad as CRTR/EP
· Liesl Tommy as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Luke Evans as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature