Beauty and the Beast was a popular series that ran from 1987 through 1990.
It starred Terminator actress Linda Hamilton as attorney Catherine Chandler and Ron Perlman as Vincent, a lion-faced man who lived with other society outcasts in a series of tunnels that ran underneath New York City.
Kreuk's character will be a homicide detective and the Beast role will be that of a guy who was transformed after a military experiment, Inquisitr reported.
Sounds a bit far-fetched, but so was the original series and that did quite well.
Perlman received major props for playing Vincent, including a Golden Globe in 1989 for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
And here's a fun fact for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series: He wrote and produced several Beauty and the Beast episodes.
Kreuk's roles have been pretty low-key since her Smallville departure, although she appeared in a few episodes of NBC's defunct show Chuck, playing a love interest to the title character.