‘The Book of Mormon‘ star Josh Gad was online so as to deliver a piece of great news for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fans!
On June 15, the well-known actor jumped into his verified Instagram account with a screenshot of the DEADLINE report titled “‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series Greenlighted By Disney+; Briana Middleton Joins Josh Gad & Luke Evans.” Underneath the screenshot, Gad confirmed that he would appear in DisneyPlus’ eight-episode limited musical series as a lead.
The actor, who is gearing up to appear in the upcoming Netflix movie ‘Super-Normal,’ stated in the caption section:
“Well, it’s finally happening. Cannot wait to share this incredible, hilarious, and unexpected journey with you all. Get ready for the ride of a lifetime.“
Stating that the prequel to the 2017 live-action film will be like “a Marvel series but without any Marvel characters or a Star Wars series but with any Star Wars characters,’ Gad continued as follows:
“Can’t wait to play with my brother Luke Evans and my new sister and the Beast member of the Disney family Briana Middleton. All of us cannot wait to take you on this journey back to the land of Beasts.”
According to news obtained by DEADLINE, the series, developed by Gad, Edward Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz, will be set in years before Beast and Belle’s romance. What’s more, in which Gad is set to portray ‘LeFou,’ the Disney Plus series will be directed by Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy.
The release date has yet been announced.