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Disney+ “Beauty and the Beast” Prequel Series Adds Jelani Alladin

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Jelani Alladin, who played Kristoff in “Frozen” on Broadway, will star in Disney+’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” prequel series! He’ll be playing Jean-Michel, a “charming and cool talented artist who has a quick wit, a sharp intellect, and a fierce independent streak.”

Alladin was also rumored to be playing a live-action version of Disney’s animated “Hercules” at one point. But that was never officially confirmed.

jelani alladin as Christophe, Disney’s “Frozen” on Broadway. Photo by Deen van Meer

As we previously reported, Luke Evans and Josh Gad will be reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou, respectively.

According to sources, the show is described as being set in the iconic kingdom years before the Beast and Belle’s epic romance. The series will follow Gaston (Evans) and LeFou (Gad) as they set off with LeFou’s step-sister, Tilly (Briana Middleton), after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light, sending the unlikely trio off on an unexpected journey filled with romance, comedy, and adventure. While the mysteries of the past are uncovered and the dangers of the present grow, old friends and new enemies reveal that this familiar kingdom harbors many secrets.

The show was, at one point, going to be titled The Little Town,” after a line in Belle’s song in the iconic animated film. We’re not sure if that’s still the case.

We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other news.

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