Fra Fee has joined the upcoming Disney+ Beauty and the Beast prequel series, according to a recent report from Variety.
Fee is set to join a cast that already stars Luke Evans and Josh Gad, who are set to reprise their roles as Gaston and LeFou from the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation. According to the report, Fee will star as Prince Benoit Berlioz, a childhood friend of Tilly (Briana Middleton) who has grown into a charismatic and handsome prince.
Fee is no stranger to the world of Disney, having just recently starred in the Marvel Studios Disney+ series Hawkeye as Kazi Kazimierczak, a member of the Tracksuit Mafia and friend of Maya Lopez. Fee has also starred in past fairy tale stories, including the live-action Cinderella film.
The eight-episode Beauty and the Beast prequel series is being developed, executive-produced, and written by Gad, Edward Kitsis, and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time), each serving as a co-showrunner. The series’ creative team also includes Tony Award-nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed), who has come on board as an executive producer and will direct the first episode.
The project will feature an original soundtrack from the EGOT Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who will also serve as executive producer, and lyrics for the first episode will be by Oscar-nominee Glenn Slater (Tangled). Production will begin later this year.
Beauty and the Beast is executive produced by Gad, Kitsis, Horowitz, Menken, and Tommy and produced by Evans. Gad, Kitsis, and Horowitz are co-showrunners and writers for the limited series. The soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records.