‘Beast’ Battle: Second ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV Project in the Works

Sep 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The fall 2012 TV season may feature two beasts. 

On the heels of news that ABC is developing a "Beauty and the Beast" project, TVLine.com reports that the CW is developing a reboot of the classic 1980s series "Beauty and the Beast."

The CW project, which comes from CBS Television Studios, is a modern take on the original series, but adds a procedural angle, the story says. The original series ran on CBS from 1987 to 1990 and starred Ron Perlman as the beast and Linda Hamilton as his love interest.

The project differs from the ABC "Beauty and the Beast" project in that the latter is more closely patterned after the public domain fairy tale, about a girl who lives in a castle with an enchanted monster, the story says.

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