The Little Mermaid Live! is less than a month away, and ABC is already gearing up for the televised event with an all-new promo that is pretty dang neat.
The network just debuted a teaser for the highly anticipated production, and it gives us a first look at Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) as the one and only Ariel.
In the clip, we’re introduced to the live musical cast, along with their spot-on costumes.
In addition to Cravalho, The Little Mermaid Live! also stars Queen Latifah (Hairspray) as Ursula, Shaggy (“It Wasn’t Me”) as Sebastian, John Stamos (Full House) as Chef Louis and Graham Phillips (The Good Wife, Riverdale) as Prince Eric.
The musical will be based on the 1989 animated film and corresponding Broadway show. It will air on Tuesday, November 5, on ABC in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original movie.
The live TV event shouldn’t be confused with the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which is still in production. The all-new movie will star R&B singer Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Javier Bardem as Ariel’s father, King Triton. Melissa McCarthy is also rumored to play Ursula.
If you need us, we’ll be rounding up our gadgets and gizmos in anticipation of The Little Mermaid Live!