He may not be Clark Kent, but Beauty and the Beast’s titular beast is another form of Superman – especially considering Smallville bosses Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are helping to shape him.
Beauty and the Beast bosses defend beast’s beauty
In The CW’s Beauty and the Beast remake, from Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper, Jay Ryan stars as Vincent Keller, a doctor-turned-soldier who was transformed into a beast after a faulty military medical experiment. Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk plays his beauty, Catherine Chandler, a cop who’s driven by revenge after the her mother’s death, which was possibly connected to the shady company behind Vincent’s accident. (click on the link to read more)
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Kristin Kreuk grew up before our eyes, playing the lovely Lana Lang on The CW’s Smallville. Now 29, she’s set to play the beautiful Belle on that network’s fairy-tale-inspired, Beauty and the Beast. (This show, by the way, is not to be confused with the animated Beauty and the Beast series that’s set to air on ABC).
The series is an edgy, modern-day version of the Disney tale, with Kreuk portraying a New York City homicide detective who solves crimes with the help of a disfigured military vet. And it’s just one of several promising new shows that will try to capture our hearts (or, at least, a portion of our TV-viewing time) this fall.
Another detective will be hunting down clues in New York City come September, and he’s a famous one: Sherlock Holmes. In CBS’s drama, Elementary, Jonny Lee Miller will play Holmes. (No word yet on who’s playing Watson.) Will this be the series that makes the 39-year-old actor — formerly of Trainspotting, Eli Stone and Dexter — a bonafide star? That mystery is still waiting to be solved.
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Max Brown (The Tudors, Spooks) will join Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) in the CW/CBS Studios pilot re-imagining of Beauty and The Beast Deadline report.
Based loosely on the Linda Hamilton (Terminator) and Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) series of the 1980′s, the new version features Kreuk in Hamilton’s role of Catherine.
The update has Catherine as a tough NYPD homicide detective, something of a leap for Kreuk who audiences are more used to seeing in the damsal in distress role. Brown will play Evan, a medical examiner who regularly works with her.
Brown joins the recently cast Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) who takes on Perlman’s role of Vincent Koslow, The Beast of the title.
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British actor Max Brown has been added to the cast of the CW’s version of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Unlike the ABC version which is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, this version is a reboot of the CBS series that was popular in the 1980’s and starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman.
This version, however, has Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) as a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective who is haunted after witnessing her mother’s murder and the killers’ quick demise at the hands of a “Beast.” After years of searching, Catherine finally finds this Beast known as Vincent Koslow (Jay Ryan), the survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong. She gets to know Vincent and inevitably becomes the protector of his secret life as a superhero along with Vincent’s best friend T.J. (Austin Basis). Brown will play the role of Evan, a medical examiner who works with Catherine and has a slight crush on the detective.
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