Beauty and the Beast

Series 1 - 1. Pilot

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

The cult hit from the 1980s has been reimagined for the Twilight generation and it’s a very strange animal indeed. This is a world where everyone who works for the NYPD is under 30 and beautiful, while the Beast of the title is less a leonine enigma and more a bland hunk shot permanently in half-light. The casting of Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk should attract some, but whether she can establish a rapport with new co-star Jay Ryan remains to be seen.

About this programme

1/22. A detective who, as a teenager, witnessed the murder of her mother by two gunmen is reunited with the person who saved her that day - a doctor who periodically turns into a monster. First episode of the fantasy drama, with Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan.

Cast and crew


Catherine Chandler
Kristin Kreuk
Dr Vincent Keller
Jay Ryan
Evan Marks
Max Brown
JT Forbes
Austin Basis
Tess Vargas
Nina Lisandrello
Joe Bishop
Brian White
Alex Webster
Yannick Bisson
Tamara Hope
Chloe London
Alex Paxton-Beesley


Gary Fleder