Kristin Kreuk

Are you burnt out on revamped, re-imagined, overdone fairy tales? Too bad! They just keep coming. This summer sees the release of Snow White and The Huntsman, a decidedly action packed version of the classic fairy tale, and the CW is bringing Beauty and the Beast back to TV with their updated series airing this fall.

First, above you’ll see our first look at Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as the Beauty and the Beast, and uh, well yeah. She’s surely beautiful, not denying that, but what’s with his scar? They must be focusing on his inner beastly qualities. Like maybe he’s a huge asshole, or something. I don’t know, but that scar does more to make him appear rugged and handsome rather than beastly. And then I remind myself this will be a show on the CW, so of course he’s to be more hot throb than disfigured monster.

This series isn’t anything completely new, in fact it’s basically an updating of the 1987 Beauty and the Beast which starred Linda Hamilton as Catherine Chandler and Ron Perlman as Vincent, or the Beast. It also stars Brian J. White, Max Brown, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Anderson and will air Thursdays at 9 p.m in the fall.

So, bastards, will you be giving Beauty and the Beast a shot?

Secondly, four new TV spots have been released for Snow White and The Huntsman, opening nationwide June 1st.

Honestly, I think this movie looks pretty darn good. Sure, it stars Bella Swan– I mean Kristin Stewart, but it also has Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Do you think you’ll see Snow White and The Huntsman when it comes out? Or is this one to see in the dollar theatres, or hell, even wait for it to hit he Redbox?

Sources: CBM, Blastr

Smallville‘s, ex-HPOA, Kristin Kreuk is still trying to shake the stank she contracted from Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. While that will never happen, she is trying to win our hearts back with a new TV role. She’s been cast in Ron Moore‘s new fantasy-based police procedural series 17th Precinct, and will join the previously cast Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and James Callis, who all come from Battlestar Galactica.

The series is about a fictional town of Excelsior where magic and supernatural elements rule over science and revolves around the cops at the local 17th Precinct. Kreuk will play Susan Longstreet, the wife of Jamie Bamber’s character, Caolan. As of right now her role is just “guest star” status, but if the pilot is expanded into a full series, her role could be expanded as well.

Moore has described the new series as “an adult Harry Potter. But instead of fighting the evil Lord Voldemort, the characters will be fighting crime.”

So, in other words.. it’s ‘The Dresden Files‘. Surely, NBC will take this seriously. NOT! They’ll market it wrong, see lower than average ratings and can the show almost immediately. An NBC joint most of us would actually watch and you just know they will fuck it up. Luckily, it’s from the mind of Ron Moore. He did helped create one of the best, most thought provoking Science Fiction series in Television History. Plus he has a big penis. The latter has absolutely no relevance, just thought I’d throw it out there. With his name and vision, we should get something pretty damn good. Just hope NBC handles it right.

Source: Blastr