ABC and The CW both have Beauty and the Beast series' in the works, presumably to debut in the same season. The CW scored Guillermo del Toro to direct theirs and Kristin Kruek to star, but now TVLine reports that ABC has its own Beast in the form of Scottish actor and singer Darius Campbell.
Campbell will play Shiro, whom TVLine describes as "a beastly bodyguard who forms an unlikely bond with a yet-to-be-cast embattled princess named Grace."
The only other casting done so far has been that of Grace’s fiancé Gorrick, who will be portrayed by Australian actor Christopher Egan. Pedigree-wise, The CW definitely seems to have the upper hand with high-profile people in the works, but we'll see how things go moving forward.