Tag: beauty and the beast
Season four of The CW’s Beauty And The Beast, which is nearing the end of production, will be its last, after the network decided that it should wrap up.
The remake of the 1987 TV series, it was always considered a long-shot at getting renewed each season, it eked out another year at a time by holding relatively steady ratings (0.2 Live+Same Day in the 18-49 group) and being pretty good on the international market as well as online.
The CW hasn’t announced when the fourth season will air yet.
The CW has picked up two genre shows for series this fall, both we’ve mentioned before: Arrow, based on the Green Arrow comics, and remake of the 1980’s classic modern retelling of Beauty And The Beast…check out the preview videos below!
NBC decided to drop what’s left of it’s bubble shows and pilots that it hadn’t already picked up, and that included freshman drama Awake, which failed in the ratings but did come on strong at the end.
Also, the previously mentioned ABC Beauty & The Beast pilot appears unlikely to get a pickup. This is different that the CW version starring Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk, which is more of a remake of the 1980s series, which is still in contention.
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.
Following up on last week’s news that the CW was developing Green Arrow, tonight Deadline reports that the CW has given it the green light to go to pilot. Also given a green light is a reboot of the 1980’s cult favorite series Beauty and the Beast from Jennifer Levin (Without A Trace) and Sherri Cooper (Brothers And Sisters).