Last month it was announced that ‘The Little Mermaid’ is coming to the big screen as Disney‘s latest live action remake, with Halle Bailey cast in the lead role.
But before then, the masses will receive a refresh of the classic tale by way of a live musical aired on ABC.
The Disney-owned network today lifted the lid on ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’
It’s being top billed by ‘Moana’ star Auli’i Cravalho in the role of Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and Shaggy as crab Sebastian.
It’ll broadcast November 5th at 8pm ET and will include original songs from the 1989 film.
While the live musical format has been seen modern takes on a number of titles such as ‘The Wiz’ and ‘Hairspray,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ serves as ABC’s first foray into the genre.
With a big screen adaptation following soon, it’s definitely a unique strategy leading with a televised musical first.
What’s your take: good move? Bad move? Let us know…