ABC Bringing More Beauty and the Beast
Not to be confused with the recently announced project for The CW, ABC is looking to live happily ever after in fairy tale mode with yet another iteration of "Beauty and the Beast".
According to Deadline, following the success of "Once Upon a Time," Disney-owned ABC has made a pilot order for "Beauty and the Beast".
Written by "Jericho" co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as is a period/fantastical reimagining 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. It is eyed as a potential companion for "Once Upon A Time" in the Sunday 9 PM slot.
Both "Once Upon A Time" and "Beauty And The Beast" feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast. Steinberg is executive producing "Beauty and the Beast" with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios.
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