Disney+ Officially Announces ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site
Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 1

Disney+ Officially Announces ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans. Set in the iconic kingdom of “Beauty and the Beast” years before the Beast and Belle’s epic 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 unlikely trio off on an unexpected journey filled with romance, comedy, and adventure.  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.

Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 2
Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Hannah Hall, Tim Palen

Related: New Character Announced for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Disney+ 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,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television.

“There are few more precious gems in the Disney library than this iconic franchise, and this prequel is both a love letter to what’s come before and its own spectacular adventure,” commented Jonnie Davis, president, ABC Signature. “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’re so grateful to Gary, Ayo, Michael and everyone at Disney Branded Television and Disney+ for their unwavering support. We cannot wait to start shooting.”

“For three decades, this tale as old as time has inspired generations of fans around the world,” stated Michael Paull, president, Disney+ and ESPN+. “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.”

Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 3
Photo Credit: Disney

Related: Josh Gad Hints at New Music from Alan Menken for ‘Gaston and LeFou’ Disney+ Series

Gad, whose recent credits include starring roles in “Avenue 5,” “Marshall” and “Central Park,” is currently in production on Peacock series “Wolf Like Me.”  Evans is currently filming the lead role in “Echo 3,” the Apple drama series for Mark Boal and was recently cast as the lead role in Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers.”  Middleton will be making her feature film debut in Amazon Studios’ forthcoming George Clooney-directed adaptation of “The Tender Bar,” based on the memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer J.R. Moehringer and is currently shooting “The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy” for Netflix. 

“Beauty and the Beast” is executive produced by Gad, Kitsis, Horowitz, Menken and Tommy and produced by Evans.  Gad, Kitsis and Horowitz are co-showrunners and writers for the limited series.  The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney+!

Featured Photo Credit: Disney

Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 4

Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you! Just fill out the form below and someone will be in touch!

Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 5 Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 6 Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 7 Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 8 Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 9 Disney+ Officially Announces 'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Series Starring Josh Gad, Briana Middleton, and Luke Evans 10
Kaitlyn