ABC Orders Beauty And The Beast Pilot

Are you getting a feeling of deja vu ? Because we cartainly are. This is not old news…

If the headline “ABC orders Beauty And The Beast Pilot” makes you think, “Hang on, didn’t I read this story last week?” then let us draw your attention to the fact it says, “ABC”. Because the Beauty And The Beast pilot we reported on last week was ordered by The CW.

Yep, as if fairy tales in general weren’t already raking in the viewers on US TV at the moment ( Grimm and Once Upon A Time ) now small screen Hollywood is narrowing its sights down to one particular fairy tale.

According to TVLine , ABC’s Beauty And The Beast is rooted in fairy tale lore, as opposed to The CW show, which is a modern update based on the old show from the ’80s.

Penned and executive-produced by Jon Steinberg ( Human Target , Jericho ), ABC’s Beast promises “a fantastical reimagining of the classic fairy tale, set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.”

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.