Beauty and the Beast (2012), 100 - Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan
Beauty and the Beast (2012), 100 'Pilot' - Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan) © 2012 The CW Network, photo by Ben Mark Holzberg

In Beauty and the Beast Season 1 Episode 1, the Pilot episode, we revisit the origins of the story of Beauty and the Beast in this re-imagining of the classic tale…

Catherine “Cat” Chandler, played by Kristin Kreuk of “Smallville” fame, witnessed the murder of her mother but someone saved her. Check out the official information on the episode, airdates and gallery.

Beauty and the Beast, Season 1 Episode 1 airs on Thursday October 11, 2012 in US on The CW Television Network. The UK will get the series early in 2013 on the Watch channel.

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Beauty and the Beast, S1 Ep1 – Official info

Season 1: “Pilot”?A re-imagining of the classic tale.

When she was a teenager, Catherine “Cat” Chandler (Kristin Kreuk, “Smallville”) witnessed the murder of her mother. Cat would have been killed too, but someone – or something – saved her.

Now, years have passed and Cat is a police officer, investigating a case that leads her to the person who saved her: a doctor named Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan, “Terra Nova”).

With the help of his childhood friend JT Forbes (Austin Basis, “Life Unexpected”), Vincent has been in hiding, guarding his secret — when enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super strength.

Still, Cat is touched by the person that lives within the Beast and she knows she has to keep her relationship with Vincent a secret from her boss, Joe Bishop (Brian White, “The Shield”), her partner, Tess Vargas (Nina Lisandrello, “Nurse Jackie”), and even from her close friend, Evan Marks (Max Brown, “The Tudors”), the medical examiner.

Cat and Vincent are powerfully drawn to one another, but they understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

Gary Fleder directed the episode written by Sherri Cooper & Jennifer Levin (#100).


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