Josh Gad and Luke Evans are expected to star in a Beauty and the Beast prequel TV series to Disney+. Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, the creators of the ABC series Once Upon a Time, are teaming up with Evans and Gad (who starred as Gaston and LeFou, respectively) in the 2017 live-action remake.
Sources say that the currently untitled series will be a “six-episode musical event,” and that composer Alan Menken — who worked on both the original animated feature and the live-action version — should be involved as well. The series is said to take place “well before the events of the film,” giving audiences a wider look at the world of the movie.
Kitsis, Horowitz, and Gad will all serve as showrunners and write the scripts, while the three will all executive produce alongside Evans.
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