Hot off his role as the leader of the Tracksuit Mafia, Kazi in Hawkeye, actor Fra Fee is returning to work on a new Disney+ series. According to Variety, Fee has joined the upcoming Beauty and the Beast prequel series.
Now, this is the first major update regarding the show since it was official green-lit in June of last year.
The series, tentatively called Little Town, will feature the return of Gaston and LeFou. Luke Evans and Josh Gad will reprise each respective role. Additionally, the series will star Briana Middleton. Not only will she play Lefou’s step-sister named Tilly, but a vast majority of the plot will revolve around her too.
Fee will play Benoit Berlioz, Tilly’s childhood friend who has grown up to a charming Prince.
Taking place several years before the film, after a shocking revelation from her past arises, Tilly, Gaston, and Lefou set off on an adventure that will reunite them with old friends, new reveals, as well as reveal many mysteries and secrets their kingdom has been harboring for years.
Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, who previously created and oversaw the wildly popular ABC series Once Upon A Time, will serve as showrunners of this series alongside Josh Gad. They will also contribute as writers.
Kitsis, Horowitz, and Gad will all also executively produce the series with the legendary Alan Menken. Unsurprisingly, Menken will also provide the music for the series. Liesl Tommy will also executively produce, but most importantly she’ll direct the series – as we previously reported – too.
Production was originally slated to begin in early 2022; however, Variety indicates that the project is eyeing a Spring start. It’s unclear when the series is expected to drop on Disney+.