The Disney live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was a monster success for the studio. With an all-star cast and retelling a tale as old as time the remake of Beauty and the Beast became one of the most successful Disney movies of all time. Now Disney plans on continuing that magic by bringing back two of its most favorite characters Gaston and LeFou. While rumors of a prequel series has been around for some months, today Disney officially confirmed the series has been greenlit and will be on Disney+. You can read the announcement from Disney below.
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.
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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 stepsister, 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.
With two little girls at home we have watched this movie well over 100 times and for me my favorite character is Gaston. It will be exciting to see Luke Evans reprise his role as Gaston along with his trusty sidekick LeFou.