“Beauty and the Beast” fans will get to know more about the life of characters Gaston and LeFou in an upcoming Disney+ live-action musical series!
“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,” President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Branded Television Gary Marsh said.
Gaston, LeFou, and Tilly
Returning for the eight-episode prequel are 2017 “Beauty and the Beast” live-action movie actors Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou. The limited musical series will follow the story of this unlikely pair, as well as that of LeFou’s stepsister Tilly, which will be played by Brianna Middleton. They will take on an exciting adventure as they unravel Tilly’s past and discover secrets about the kingdom.
“For three decades, this tale as old as time has inspired generations of fans around the world,” President of Disney+ and ESPN+ Michael Paull said.
“We can’t wait to welcome our guests back to the magical and musical world of Beauty and the Beast for an all new chapter with LeFou, Gaston, and a fantastic new cast of characters.”
Aside from working in front of the cameras, Luke Evans and Josh Gad will also both serve as executive producers of the series alongside Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Liesl Tommy, and Alan Menken. Gad, Horowitz, and Kitsis will develop and write the series, while Glenn Slater will write the lyrics for the first episode to be helmed by Tommy. Production for the musical series is set to start in spring 2022.
“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… We cannot wait to start shooting,” President of ABC Signature Jonnie Davis said.