The beauty of fairy tales is that it’s easy to identify who the good guys and bad guys are, and naturally, you want to root for the good guys. However, the emergence of prequels and the like in popular media has blurred that line a little, usually offering an alternate perspective on certain characters, usually villains.
With that in mind, there will be a prequel to the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie coming to Disney+ streaming service, made in collaboration with ABC Studios. Where the protagonists of the 2017 film (and the 1991 one, by extension) are Belle and the Beast, THR reports that the main characters for the Disney+ limited series will be the villainous duo Gaston and LeFou by contrast.
Returning to reprise their roles will be Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou respectively. The new show, which will span six episodes, will aim to flesh out their respective characters via an origin story, as well as expand the world of Beauty and the Beast. No news yet as to whether Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) will be returning for the prequel.
Gad will not only reprise his role as LeFou, but also co-executive produce and serve as showrunner, alongside Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. No release date nor a proper title for the show have yet been announced.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.