Disney Confirms ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ Prequel Series is Coming to Disney+. During The Walt Disney Company Investor Day 2020 we learned about dozens of confirmed and new titles coming to Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Disney+, National Geographic and more. One such confirmations was the official news of a live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ prequel series. Though the series stars Luke Evans, Josh Gad and even composer Alan Menken have not been quiet about their involvement in the series, this is one of the first instances of Disney sharing details about the series directly.
During TWDC Investor Day 2020 briefing, Disney shared this synopsis for the currently untitled series,
“Starring Luke Evans and Josh Gad in the roles they made famous in the hit live action feature film, the
music, romance, comedy and adventure of the Beauty and the Beast universe continues in this prequel that explores the kingdom in the years before the Beast and Belle’s epic romance. We will witness the destinies of many familiar characters take shape as they cross paths with new characters — including an unconventional and modern take on the traditional “Disney Princess” – as they experience their own exciting epic adventures and romances, all set to an original soundtrack from Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken.”
Though Disney has not shared an official title for the series, Composer Alan Menken may have let the name of the series slip during an interview with Variety earlier this year, stating: “I’m excited about the projects I’m doing. I’m working on Disenchanted and a new Beauty and the Beast prequel, The Little Town. I’ve also been working on the new animated picture Spellbound with John Lasseter. And I’m doing a bunch of Broadway shows.”
No official casting choices other than Luke Evans and Josh Gad have been announced at this time, but there have been rumors that both Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (The Prince/Beast) will reprise their roles in the series, though they won’t be as front and center as Gaston and LeFou.
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