Two Beauty and the Beast pilots get their leads
by Doc on Mar.02, 2012, under Television
The CW has cast the two leads for it’s loose remake of the 1980s modern romantic take on the Beauty and the Beast tale, with Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) playing the Beauty part to Jay Ryan’s (Go Girls, Terra Nova) Beast. In this version, Catherine is a NYPD homicide detective, who nine years previously witnessed her mother’s murder, and then the killer’s death at the hands of the Beast, and who has been searching for the Beast since.
I only learned today that ABC also has a Beauty And The Beast pilot in the works and has named their leads, but this one is keeping more to the fantasy roots. Irish actress Ruth Bradley (Primeval) plays Grace, a princess who finds she has a connection to a mysterious beast Shiro, played by Scottish singer Darius Campbell.