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Kristin Kreuk Joins ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Cast

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Kristin Kreuk has just joined the cast of the CW’s new pilot for a remake of the 1980s television series “Beauty and the Beast.”

Kreuk will play New York homicide detective Catherine Chandler who teams up with Vincent, a man who was turned into a beast during a military experiment, to take down criminals in the city, including the man who killed Chandler’s mom. Oh, and of course, they fall in love.

The synopsis for the original series reads:

“The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading District Attorney assistant.”

As insanely cheesy as “Beauty and the Beast” sounds, the original series ran for 56 episodes over three seasons. It also won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for Ron Pearlman who played the original beast.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Ron Koslow, who created the original series, will return as Executive Producer.

Here’s the opening for the original series.

What do you think of the “Beauty and the Beast?” Are you a fan of Kristin Kreuk? Do you think the “Beauty and the Beast” will make it past the pilot episode?

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19 Responses to “Kristin Kreuk Joins ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Cast”

  1. Christy Liam

    Great! She's not only beautiful but very talented. Now, who gets to play the beast? I would love to see Tom Welling as the beast :) Just because Kristin Kreuk and Tom Welling look so cute together :)

  2. Dave Sprayberry

    I'm just wondering if they can capture the spirit of the original. The world is a much more jaded and cynical place now. It's a beauitful story. I just don't Hollywood has the heart for it. Maybe if he was a blood-sucking vampire…

  3. Jacqui Ethridge Van Tassel

    This is going to be tough. The original was one of the best shows to ever air on tv. It was so underrated. The chemestry between Ron Perlman, the original Vincent, and Linda Hamilton, the original Catherine, was absolute perfection. I just hope they stay true to the beauty of the original. This is going to be a hard one to match.

  4. Celeste Warren

    sounds cheesy, I grew up in the 80's and for the life of me cannot remember this show (maybe for the better, lol) Not a big fan of Kristin, I was a huge Smallville fan but her character was so annoying and I just didn't think that she was a very good actress. Sooooooo I'm going to go with no I don't think this will get very far.

  5. Nathan Rodriguez

    Hollywood is running out of ideas.I remember Kristin on Smallville….pretty…innocent.I preferred Allison Mack (who played Chloe Sullivan) and Erica Durance who played none other than Lois Lane.No offense to Kristin but all I will say is Mazal Tov.

  6. Anonymous

    I'm a fan of the original and rather they not remake it. Where is the original stories Hollywood? constant copying and no original content. I like Kristen Kreuk though. I guess the beast will be able to transform bk into human in season 4 since his condition happened b/c of a military experiment..hmm..in the original one the beast was born that way. Ron Perlman was the best! :D

  7. Anonymous

    I'm a fan of the original and rather they not remake it. Where are the original stories Hollywood? constant copying and no original content. I like Kristen Kreuk though. I guess the beast will be able to transform bk into human in season 4 since his condition happened b/c of a military experiment..hmm..in the original one the beast was born that way. Ron Perlman was the best! :D

  8. Christa Hinde

    sweet jeebuz my CHILDHOOD! bastardized oncemore by the uncreative Hollywood machine. /facepalm

  9. Steven Myers

    I will watch the pilot because Kristen Kreuk is in it. Whether I will watch the show depends on whether I like their concept. I was not a fan of the original show.

  10. Nicole Wingate

    I am also a fan of the original, and what I read I don't think that the new series will hold a candle to the original. And also I do like Kristen Kreuk I can't picture her as a New York City police detective, nor can I see anyone replacing Ron Perlman who is like no one else. There is a reason we fall for the characters he portrays: Vincent, One (City of Lost Children), and Hellboy. Because although he has the physicality of a "giant", he also has the "warmth" and "intelligence" that goes missing from most young hollywood actors. It was a unique chemistry, which cannot be replicated nor improved. If they want to suceed they will need to be very different from the original, and I would definitely steer clear of using,"Beauty and the Beast" in their title.

  11. Ronald Co Seteng

    At least there's no mystery as to how vincent became a beast. I wonder if anyone remembers that in the show's final season the character of Catherine an A.D.A. was replaced by a detective. One might say there picking up where it left off. Not sure if I can accept Kristin as a cop.Good luck.

  12. Danya Jacomille

    I think Kristin and Jay will do a better job. :) I wish they didn't have to cut the secret circle though.

  13. Melissa Hernandez

    I can't believe that Ron Koslow is doing this to his own show! He already ruined it the first time by not allowing Catherine and Vincent to move their relationship forward. thereby causing Linda Hamilton to want to leave the show. No one will be able to be Vincent like Ron Perlman. Ron and Linda together were incredible…so much said with the eyes! The only thing I see the same between the two shows are the character names. This is an even worse idea than the "reboot" of Star Trek. It's like some kind of weird AU fan fiction that no one will want to read. Why couldn't he have just done the show right the first time? Arrrggggg!