ABC Orders Pilot for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV Show

Sources say that Disney-owned ABC has ordered a pilot for a Beauty and the Beast TV show, which has been described by Jericho’s Jonathan Steinberg as “a fantastical re-imagining 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.”

Despite ABC’s success with their fairy tale inspired hit Once Upon A Time, the network will have some pretty stiff competition if they move forward with this pilot. In addition to NBC’s Grimm, the CW network has also ordered a pilot for Beauty and the Beast. However, the CW pilot will be loosely based on the 80’s live-action show, which starred Linda Hamilton.

It’s too early to tell if either of these pilots will become something more eventually, but we will keep you updated with further developments as they occur.


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