Earlier this month, Disney announced that they have officially given the green light for an eight-episode Beauty and the Beast prequel series starring Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Brianna Middleton.
In an interview with Collider, Josh Gad, who is also serving as a co-executive producer and writer on the series, has shared his excitement for the project and praises the director Liesl Tommy and showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
“I can tell you right now that it is one of the most ambitious projects I’ve ever been a part of. Luke and I are so excited about bringing these characters back to life alongside a brilliant and unique new talent in Briana Middleton playing this incredible new character named Tilly. Liesl Tommy, who’s our director, is planning to do some unbelievably ambitious things with this series as well as our showrunners, Adam [Horowitz] and Eddie [Kitsis], who are really, really, really going places I think audiences are not necessarily ready for. I cannot be more excited about this show. I think it’s going to be enormously special.”
The prequel series will be set years before the Beast and Belle’s epic romance and will follow Gaston (Evans) and LeFou (Gad) as they set off with LeFou’s stepsister, Tilly (Middleton), 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 harbours many secrets.