‘Beauty and the Beast’ musical series in works at Disney+

Disney’s animated classic, “Beauty and the Beast” is being developed into an eight-episode musical series for the Disney+ streaming network.

The series is a prequel to the 2017 live-action movie and will inform the story prior to Belle and the Monster fell in love. It will follow Gaston (Luke Evans) LeFou (Josh Gad) and LeFou’s relative, Tilly (Briana Middleton).

“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,” Gary Marsh, president and chief innovative officer of Disney Branded Tv, stated in a press release.

Production is anticipated to start in 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.