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

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

Luke Evans and Josh Gad are set to reprise their roles as Gaston and LeFou in a Beauty and the Beast prequel series. 

The musical event from Once Upon A Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz is in development at Disney+. The duo will serve as co-writers and showrunners on the project. They will also executive produce with Gad, who will also serve as co-writer on the project. 

The still-untitled six-episode series is said to be set many years before the time period of the feature film. 

The 2017 live-action adaptation of the animated classic film was directed by Bill Condon and starred Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles. The film grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office.