New Character Announced for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Disney+ Series. A casting call for the upcoming musical Beauty and the Beast Disney+ Series, called The Little Town, shares that a new and recurring character is on the way! According to the Illuminerdi:
“[The] Beauty and the Beast prequel series has a casting call out for a character named Tilly, who is a young Black woman portrayed at about 19 years old. The new character is intended to be a series regular, she is said to have great poise, an adventurous streak, and some mischief in her eyes as she tries to “write her own story.” The role also requires singing. Additionally, the show is looking to begin filming around September of 2021 in the UK. No specific start or end date was offered.”
The series synopsis shares:
Starring Luke Evans and Josh Gad in the roles they made famous in the hit live-action feature film, the music, romance, comedy and adventure of the Beauty and the Beast universe continues in this prequel that explores the kingdom in the years before the Beast and Belle’s epic romance. We will witness the destinies of many familiar characters take shape as they cross paths with new characters — including an unconventional and modern take on the traditional “Disney Princess” – as they experience their own exciting epic adventures and romances, all set to an original soundtrack from Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken.
Production on The Little Town is set to begin in September 2021, which likely means a series premiere in 2022. This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney+!
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