In this fall's new CW drama Beauty and the Beast, the network is bringing a little supernatural company for their hit The Vampire Diaries. Updating the fairy tale for modern times, Beauty and the Beast stars Kristin Kreuk as a homicide detective who witnessed her mother's murder, and was only saved from death herself by a mysterious stranger who rescues her, and who doesn't look quite like any human she's seen before. You can see the entire incident play out in the clip below, though given the title of the show, you may guess the mystery a bit sooner than you would otherwise.
And because you don't really get a good look in this clip at either Kreuk or her co-star Jay Ryan, here's a photo of both of them, plus the urban setting you might not expect from a Beauty and the Beast story.
Set to air on Thursdays at 9 p.m., right after The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast is set to appeal to fans of that show who just can't get enough of dangerous romances tinged with the supernatural. Between those two shows, the returning Supernatural and the new show Arrow, the CW is providing a lot for fantasy fans to enjoy, while also getting in plenty of soap opera antics with Gossip Girl and 90210, of course.
For more on Beauty and the Beast check out the official synopsis below, and look for it on the CW lineup this fall. For that full listing, go HERE.
Will you watch Beauty and the Beast?
Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. Several years earlier, Catherine witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen. Catherine would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her. No one has ever believed her, but she knows it wasn’t an animal that attacked the assassins…it was human. Years have passed, and Catherine is a strong, confident, capable police officer, working alongside her equally talented partner, Tess. While investigating a murder, Catherine discovers a clue that leads her to a handsome doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Catherine learns that Vincent is actually still alive and that it was he who saved her many years before. For mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years to guard his secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses. Catherine agrees to protect his identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Catherine and Vincent, who are powerfully drawn to each other yet understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them. The series stars Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville,” “Chuck”) as Catherine, Jay Ryan (“Terra Nova”) as Vincent, Max Brown (“The Tudors,” “MI-5”) as Evan, Nina Lisandrello (“Nurse Jackie”) as Tess, Nicole Gale Anderson (“Make It or Break It”) as Heather, Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) as J.T., and Brian White (“The Shield,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as Joe. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is from CBS Television Studios with executive producers Jennifer Levin (“Without A Trace,” “Felicity”), Sherri Cooper (“Brothers and Sisters”), Bill Haber (“Rizzoli & Isles,” “Thurgood”), Paul J. Witt (“A Better Life”) & Tony Thomas (“A Better Life”), Ron Koslow (“Moonlight”) and Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”).