Kristen Kreuk Joins The CW’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’
Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
So while more and more adaptations of Beauty And The Beast begin to pop up, there is one currently in the works, that is going about it in a different way.
Deadline reports that The CW has tapped Smallville star Kristin Kreuk to join the cast of their take on the story, which itself will be loosely based on the cult 1980’s CBS series, formerly starring Linda Hamilton.
Described as a “modern day romantic love story with a procedural twist,” the show will follow “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.”
While I’m not really all that familiar with the past series, I do really like Kreuk as an actress, and think that this could be one hell of a role for her. I have absolutely no idea why they would go and remake/reboot this version of Beauty And The Beast, but then again, I have no idea why studios do half the things they do, so that’s not all that shocking.