A reboot/modern retelling of the 1987 TV series Beauty and the Beast that debuted on The CW in 2012.Featuring Kristin Kreuk as Catherine, this version retains the New York City setting, but Catherine is a cop and Vincent (Jay Ryan) is a handsome human (save for a scar on his right cheek) who has super strength and speed as the result of a secret government project involving animal DNA. Whenever he gets angry, he transforms into a violent and uncontrollable beast.Was renewed for second season.
Break the Cutie: Catherine, so much. first her mom is murdered in front of her eyes, then she is almost killed herself, later she loses who she believes is her father and Vincent gets kidnapped. When she finally finds him though, his memory of her is wiped.
Missing Mom: Catherine's mother was murdered in front of her when she was younger, and it drove her to become a police officer. Vincent saved Catherine from the assassins. Catherine's mom was also a scientist with Muirfield and one of those who experimented on Vincent. Her murder was probably related to this.
Mixed Ancestry: Catherine and Heather's mother was Asian-American, while their father is white though Catherine's biological father turns out to be someone different than she thought, reflecting Kristen Kreuk's actual ancestry.
Rescue Romance: Catherine and Vincent bond over the fact that he saved her from her mother's assassins years earlier. She reciprocates by helping to protect Vincent from detection/recapture by Muirfield.