A Beauty and the Beast prequel featuring Gaston and LeFou is coming your way

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Photo credit: Disney

Interesting news for Beauty and the Beast fans: A limited musical series that'll serve as a prequel to Belle and the Beast's story is coming your way!

This time, resident antagonist Gaston is getting his own prequel TV show/musical alongside his BFF LeFou, Disney+ has revealed.

Here's everything we know so far about the upcoming prequel series.

What is the Beauty and the Beast prequel going to be about?

According to Disney, the new series will be a live-action prequel to the 2017 remake of the 1991 film.

"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," they told The Hollywood Reporter.

Will we see a different side of Gaston? We hope so.

Photo credit: Disney
Photo credit: Disney

Who will star in the prequel?

If you're familiar with the 2017 version of the story, then it won't surprise you to hear that Luke Evans and Josh Gad will be returning to their roles of Gaston and LeFou (Louie) respectively. Joining Luke and Josh will be Briana Middleton as the series’ leading lady, Tilly, Louie's stepsister.

It’s seems unlikely that Emma Watson will reprise her role as Belle, seeing as the show will be set before the events of the 2017 live-action film where she meets Beast, but we’re not ruling it out.

Josh Gad will also serve as executive producer and writer alongside 'Once Upon a Time' creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis as co-showrunners.

Is there a trailer?

Sadly not yet, as the show was only just announced, but watch this space. Feel free to watch the 1991 and 2017 films in the meantime.

When is it being be released?

No confirmation of any air date yet, but without any filming underway yet, it’s looking like 2022 at the earliest.

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