As a huge "Beauty and the Beast" fan, I was delighted to see the news today that Disney+ is coming out with a prequel musical series featuring Gaston and LeFou. Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise their roles from the live action movie for the new series. The series will also welcome newcomer Briana Middleton in the role of Tilly, step-sister to LeFou. Production is set to begin in Spring 2022.
According to Variety: Set in the iconic kingdom of “Beauty and the Beast” years before the Beast and Belle’s 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 trio off on an unexpected journey. 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.
Gary Marsh, president & CEO of Disney Branded Television told Variety, “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."
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