Is Disney-owned ABC becoming the go-to fairy tale network? ABC has ordered a pilot based off the traditional tale of "Beauty and the Beast," reports EW.com.
From "Jericho's" Jonathan Steinberg, the project is described 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.”
After the success of the highly-fanciful "Once Upon A Time," it looks like the network is looking for another fairy tale hit, but they have some stiff competition. NBC already have "Grimm" on its lineup, and The CW, with hit shows like "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Secret Circle," has also ordered a pilot based off "Beauty and the Beast."
However, The CW version will be loosely based on the cult-classic 1987 CBS procedural television show that starred Linda Hamilton.
While there's no telling if either of these shows will make it to a series order, we would like to see a primetime "Beast" vs. "Beast" showdown.