As a fan of the original Beauty & the Beast series (CBS 1987 starring Ron Perlmann & Linda Hamilton), I have mixed feelings about this newest incarnation starring Kristen Kreuk and Jay Ryan. The two stars of the upcoming series dropped by The Hollywood Reporter’s Comic-Con video lounge to offer a preview of what viewers can expect from this re-imagining in the video above.
“It’s very much based in modern-day New York City,” Ryan says. “I guess we take the same characters and the same names and the same themes that have run through Beauty and the Beast. It’s still got the love and the romantic aspect to it.”
As the titular Beast (aka Vincent), Ryan says his character “is part of a military experiment so that’s where his back story comes from” while Kreuk’s Beauty (aka Catherine) “is a detective in the NYPD so it’s got an element of the procedural and an element of mythology and romance.”
Military experiment? So it sounds like more Wolverine origin – not necessarily a good change to me. Watch the video and let me know what you all think in the comments below
Beauty and the Beast launches Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. on the CW following The Vampire Diaries.