“Beauty and the Beast” Prequel Series in Development at Disney+

Josh Gad, Luke Evans in "Beauty And The Beast." Photo by Laurie Sparham/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (8554266q)

It’s official: a Beauty and the Beast prequel series is in the works at Disney+.

The six-episode musical series will star Luke Evans and Josh Gad who are set to reprise their roles from the 2017 live-action adaptation of the animated classic as Gaston and LeFou respectably. 

The musical series said to be set many years before the time period of the feature film, hails from Once Upon A Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The duo will serve as co-writers and show runners on the project. They will also executive produce with Gad, who will also serve as co-writer on the project. 

The 2017 Beauty and the Beast film was directed by Bill Condon and grossed more than $1 billion worldwide.