The cast is coming together for the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” prequel series at Disney+ with the addition of Irish actor Fra Fee.
He joins actors Josh Gad and Luke Evans, who will be reprising their roles as LeFou and Gaston from the 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast” film, along with actress Briana Middleton (“The Tender Bar”).
The eight-episode limited musical series is set in the iconic French kingdom that was the setting of “Beauty and the Beast” years before the epic romance.
It will follow Gaston (Evans) and LeFou (Gad) as they set off with LeFou’s step-sister, 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.
Fee will play Prince Benoit Berlioz, a childhood friend of Tilly’s who has grown into a handsome and charismatic young man.
The series was developed and written by Gad and “Once Upon a Time” creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, with the trio serving as executive producers/co-showrunners.
Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy executive produces and will direct the pilot.
It will also feature an original soundtrack from EGOT-winning composer and Disney Legend Alan Menken, who scored both the 1991 and 2017 “Beauty and the Beast” movies.
Production on the series will begin in spring 2022. No air date has been set, but we’ll let you know when we hear of one.
Fee was most recently seen in the role of Kazi Kazimierczak in the Marvel-Disney+ series “Hawkeye.”