1st look at Kristin Kreuk in The CW's Beauty and the Beast revamp

Are you ready for the new Beauty and the Beast? The CW has unveiled the first photo of Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as the title characters in its reboot. It's also confirmed when the series will air on its upcoming fall schedule.

It's a tale as old as time, but that hasn't stopped The CW from milking it for all it's worth. The network has put its own spin on the famous fable that's been previously adapted for the big and small screen. The most notable TV incarnation aired on CBS from 1987 to 1990. It starred Linda Hamilton as Catherine Chandler and Ron Perlman as Vincent, aka the Beast.

In The CW version, Kreuk will fill Hamilton's shoes, while New Zealand actor Jay Ryan will tackle Vincent. The rest of the cast includes Brian J. White, Max Brown, Nina Lisandrello and Nicole Anderson.

Beauty and the Beast will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., following the network's highest-rated show, The Vampire Diaries. Last year, the timeslot was occupied by the supernatural drama The Secret Circle. Unfortunately, the series was canceled shortly after its first-season finale.

What do you think of Kreuk and Ryan as Beauty and the Beast?

(via KsiteTV)

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