Beauty And The Beast: Extended Trailer

Here’s the extended trailer for the CW’s Beauty And The Beast, the very loose remake of the classic ’80s Linda Hamilton/Ron Perlman show. This version stars Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan.

But hang on… where’s the Beast? This is Beauty And The Lightly Scarred But Still Very Sexy Hunk With Anger Management Problems. Have the creators of the series completely missed the point? The Beast needs to be a beast! But no, this is a CW show, so the male star can’t be hairy and disguised by latex. He must be prime poster material with a smooth torso for those all-important gratuitous shirtless shots.

Well, fair enough. The CW bigwigs know their market (presumably). But if you can’t have a beast as a star, why bother calling it Beauty And The Beast at all? Where’s the drama in a show where a woman falls in love with a really good looking guy? Don’t they understand that making the beast sexy even though he looks like beast is the whole point? And don’t even dare quote words like “inner beast” and “metaphor” at us…

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.