Beauty And The Beast is being reinvented by not one, but, TWO Broadcast stations! Read on..!
Disney-owned ABC is staying in a fairytale mode after spellbinding its audience with Once Upon A Time, by ordering a pilot about the all time favorite fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast in development for next season. Written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as an epic fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Steinberg is executive producing Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. It is eyed as a potential companion for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. BothOnce Upon A Time and Beauty And The Beast feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast. Steinberg most recently developed FOX’s drama Human Target based on the comic book.
Also, if that does not get your juices flowing with have the second adaptation,
Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that CBS Television Studios has ordered the pilot for a reboot of the ’80s cult classic Beauty and the Beast for The CW. The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but also add a procedural twist. Without a Trace vet Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters’ Sherri Cooper will pen the script and serve as executive producers along with the creator of the original series Ron Koslow; Paul Junger Witt and C. Anthony Thomas of Witt/Thomas Prods, which co-produced the 1980s series; and Bill Haber.
Side note: This B&B is not to be confused with the B&B pilot that ABC is developing for next season.
One thing we can be certain of is,
One of them will come out a Beauty, while the other turns out to be BEASTLY! LOL