The new supernatural crime series Beauty and the Beast has been given the green light to continue for a full season by it's network The CW, following positive viewing figures since it aired earlier this fall.
The new show, which stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as the titular Beauty (Catherine Chandler) and Beast (Vincent Keller) respectively, was picked up for a full season following strong viewing figures with the show currently averaging 2.4 million viewers per episode, 1.3 mil of which consist of adults aged 18-34, the network’s target demographic.
The announcement marks the second new show airing on CW to be given a full series, after new superhero adaptation Arrow was picked up for a full seasons during it's initial run. The shows other autumn/fall debutant, Emily Owens M.D., has not yet been given the word that it will follow suit with these two shows, so fans of the show will have to sit tight for any further developments.
The series is a revamp of the 1980s CBS drama of the same name, but instead of flittering between reality and fantasy like the original, the updated version is a police drama with a supernatural edges that has so far proved to be just as popular with viewers as the original.