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  • Disney is developing a prequel series to 2017's blockbuster movie "Beauty And The Beast" 
  • The series will primarily focus on Gaston (Luke Evans) and LeFou (Josh Gad)
  • Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be creating the series for Disney+

Disney is bringing one of the classics to its streaming service. The production company is developing a new “Beauty And The Beast” prequel series with stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad for Disney+.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz will be working with Disney for the series. Kitsis and Horowitz are known for creating the hit TV series “Once Upon A Time.” Sources reveal that the prequel will primarily focus on the lives of Gaston (Evans) and LeFou (Gad) and will be taking place before the events that happened in the 2017 live-action movie.

Gad will not only star in the series but will also help Kitsis and Horowitz in writing the script while Evans will serve as one of the executive producers. As of late, no other star from the movie is attached to the project. However, an insider told the publication that there are talks to bring Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) for special appearances.

Kitsis, Horowitz, and Gad originally worked together for the new “Muppets” series that was supposed to be heading to the streaming service next year but unfortunately got canceled due to creative differences between the writers and the top management.

Gaston is one of the most important characters in the “Beauty And The Beast” world. He is one of the veterans of the French Royal Army who is willing to go to extreme lengths to have Belle as his wife. Meanwhile, LeFou is Gaston’s sidekick who keeps on boosting his ego by saying big words but never gets anything in return.

The 2017 live-action movie, starring Watson and Stevens in leading roles, was one of the highest-grossing movies of that year. The film received good reviews from the critics as well as the audiences and currently holds a score of 71% on review site Rotten Tomatoes. “Beauty And The Beast” was also considered a financial success since it accumulated more than $1.2 billion globally on a production budget of approximately $200 million.

The feature film was also nominated for two Academy Awards, four Critics’ Choice Awards, and won five trophies at the Teens Choice Awards, including Best Movie (Fantasy).

Beauty and the Beast
A new teaser trailer of “Beauty And The Beast” was released during the 2017 Golden Globes award ceremony. The film hits theatres on March 17. Walt Disney Studios
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