Luke Evans as Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.

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A prequel series about the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast movie has been green lit by Disney+, with Josh Gad and Luke Evans returning as LeFou and Gaston, respectively. A newly-ripped Evans recently took to Instagram to share his excitement and welcome his newest costar.

It’s been four years since the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie lighted up movie screens and this magical and classic fairytale came to life. With Luke Evans attached to the new prequel series and reprising his role as Gaston, the actor has an enthusiastic response on Instagram to the fans who have been waiting for more Gaston and LeFou:

Luke Evans is just as excited to go back to playing Gaston as the fans are. And he and Josh Gad aren’t the only ones in the series, as Briana Middleton has joined the cast, and Evans made sure to excitedly welcome his new co-star. According to Deadline, the newcomer will portray LeFou’s stepsister, Tilly. Although it’s unknown just how Tilly will come into play, with the series centering around Gaston and LeFou’s origin stories, it will be something to look forward to.

The Beauty and the Beast series has been in the works for quite sometime now and not much information was known about the spinoff. Last summer, Luke Evans gave an update on the series, including some of the new songs he and Josh Gad had heard, and the joy of bringing their characters to life once again. Furthermore, the actor previewed what Gaston and LeFou could get up to and the fun antics the two will be getting into.

The Beauty and the Beast spinoff was first announced in March of last year and that it would be an origin story for Gaston and LeFou. The series will have six episodes and will be “a musical event.” It will be interesting to see just what will happen in the new series, especially now that more news is being released on it and the cast expanding. While there’s no confirmed release date for the currently untitled series as it just got greenlit, fans can likely expect production to officially start soon.

Luke Evans returning as Gaston in the Disney+ series is something that fans can look forward to, as many loved his take on the villain in the 2017 movie. Since it looks like fans are finally getting the spinoff very soon, hopefully more news about the show will be released soon. In the meantime, the original movie, as well as the live-action, are available to stream on Disney+ in case you ever need your Gaston fix. Hopefully we’ll get a premiere date, or at least a production date, on the soon-to-be-titled series with Gaston and LeFou, as that pairing, both on screen and off, is not one to be missed.

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