Beauty and the Beast
Premieres Thursday, October 11, at 9pm ET on the CW
Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman are nowhere to be seen, and star Jay Ryan sure doesn't look beastly, but this reboot of the popular drama, which ran from 1987-1990 brings the urban fairy tale to a whole new generation. Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Chuck) stars as Catherine “Cat” Chandler, a homicide detective with a tragic past. A teenaged Cat witnesses the horrific death of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Cat's life is saved by a mysterious figure. Years after the attack, Cat is working a case with her partner and discovers fingerprints that lead to a doctor named Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, Terra Nova), who was believed to have been killed in military service in Afghanistan in 2002 but is actually still alive but has been in hiding for the past 10 years. You see, Vincent has a terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. It is revealed that Vincent, in his beastly form, was the one who saved Cat's life and has been watching over her ever since. In addition to Cat and Vincent's dangerous attraction, the two pair up to bring criminals to justice - as Vincent has seen many of the city's dirty little secrets while living his life in hiding and his sharpened instincts and incredible strength are valuable assets to aid Cat and the police in cleaning up the city. Will this mash-up of forbidden romance and criminal investigation bring in the viewers? Come for the drama, stay for the eye candy!