What Is Josh Gad Hinting At?
Earlier today, Josh Gad tweeted and insta’d a fairly cryptic photo:
Things are brewing… pic.twitter.com/17GWN5eBX3
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 10, 2020
This coming just a month after The Verge and many, many others reported unofficial news of a Beauty and the Beast prequel series.
Disney Plus is reportedly getting a new Beauty and the Beast prequel series based on the 2017 live-action remake, which will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprise their roles from remake as Gaston and LeFou, respectively, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
The TV series is said to be a six-episode musical limited series set before the events of the movie, with iconic composer Alan Menken reportedly in talks to join the show to provide songs (Menken composed the music for both the 1991 animated film and the 2007 remake, along with numerous other Disney productions).
Leading the series will be Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz — who’ve previously created Once Upon A Time, a modern soap-opera remix of Disney’s classic characters that ran for seven seasons on ABC — along with Gad. Kitsis, Horowitz, and Gad will collectively work as showrunners, writers, and executive producers on the project.
At the time, The Hollywood Reporter added, “No other stars from the film — like Emma Watson and Dan Stevens — are currently attached, though sources say there is a possibility that they could pop in for a guest spot.”
Nothing official, yet, from Disney. But maybe Mr. Gad is turning gadfly, hoping for the big bosses to put something concrete out, soon.
In the meantime, how about watching Josh and Luke sing: