Hmmm, strange how the teaser trailer for ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live! doesn’t get into how the cast plans to sing while completely submerged in a SeaWorld-sized tank of water (we’re assuming). Probably want to save the surprise, but in the meantime, the network is more than happy to offer a sneak peek at the musical’s main characters, including Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho as the titular Ariel and Queen Latifah as sinister cephalopod sorceress Ursula.
Rounding out the cast is Shaggy as benevolent, anxiety-riddled crab Sebastian and John Stamos as would-be fish murderer Chef Louis, both of whom we’d like to think wore their own clothes to set and refused to change. Meanwhile, where is our Flounder? Where are our Flotsam and Jetsam? Most importantly, where is our sea daddy King Triton? Fortunately, we won’t have to tread water too much longer to find out. The Little Mermaid Live! airs on ABC Tuesday, November 5.