Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk to Star in The CW’s Beauty and the Beast

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<i>Smallville’s</i> Kristin Kreuk to Star in The CW’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>

Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk is returning to The CW in the network’s reboot of the 1980s CBS drama Beauty and the Beast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll fill the role played by Linda Hamilton in the original fantasy drama, although this version is being described as a love story with a procedural twist. There’s no word yet as to who might play her beastly co-star.

The pilot from CBS Television Studios is written by Jennifer Levin (Felicity, Brothers & Sisters) and Sherri Cooper (Everwood, Brothers & Sisters), and directed by Gary Felder. ABC has its own version of the classic fairy tale in the works, a period fantasy from Human Target and Jericho writer-producer Jonathan E. Steinberg.

Kreuk, who played Lana Lang for eight seasons on Smallville, was previously cast in Ronald D. Moore’s rejected NBC pilot 17th Precinct.