When the CW airs its new Beauty and the Beast television drama, you’ll see a very familiar (and beautiful) face on the small screen.

Smallville star Kristin Kreuk has been cast as the female lead in Beauty and the Beast, based “loosely” on the CBS series from the 1980s.

It centers on Catherine (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective haunted by witnessing her mother’s murder nine years ago and the killers’ quick demise at the hands of a Beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally finds the Beast, Vincent Koslow, the survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong, and becomes the protector of his secret life as a superhero.

Gary Fieder is directing based on the script by Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper, who are executive producing with the original B&B creator, Ron Koslow.

via Deadline



  1. randoom42
    February 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm — Reply

    Sounds reminiscent of Gargoyles plot. I miss that show. Is it on Netflix yet Anyone know?

    • GeorgeDubya
      February 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm — Reply

      Actually, it is based on the old Beauty and the Beast TV show with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton, which is on Netflix.

      • randoom42
        February 17, 2012 at 11:28 pm — Reply

        I have not watched that one, although I am aware of it. Wasn’t Linda Hamilton in the Terminator?

        • Michael
          February 18, 2012 at 9:05 am — Reply

          Linda Hamilton = Sarah Connor (movie version), yes.

  2. RobCooper
    February 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    Kristen Kreuk?!? I’m in!

  3. Michael
    February 18, 2012 at 12:20 am — Reply

    Love the picture!


  4. perin aybara
    February 18, 2012 at 2:52 am — Reply

    randoom42 yes in the originals I and II

    i miss Kreuk good see you in tv again

  5. Xian
    February 18, 2012 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    Kreuk has a beautiful smile but it’s a pity so many of her roles has her sullen or scowling… if they manage to have her naturally smile in a plot-structure that sounds fairly intense, I’m sure audiences will fall in love with her again… if they don’t, we’re going to have an uncomfortable repeat of her last seasons on Smallville or the abomination that was Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

  6. Bob
    February 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    Kristin Kreuk is the reason I will watch, I miss seeing her on TV.

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