Beauty and the Beast Duo Talk Season 2: What's In? What's Out? Will VinCat Reunite? Who Cries?

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While many a show passes through the San Diego Comic-Con halls once and only once, The CW’s Beauty and the Beast is back — and better than before?

“We’re in really good hands going into Season 2,” series star Jay Ryan told Michael Ausiello in TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite, crediting a “fresh bunch of creatives” with the promising future.

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What’s in for the sophomore run? “A very rich mythology,” says star Kristen Kreuk. Out, meanwhile, is the whole procedural aspect that stymied the early episodes.

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Press PLAY on our video Q&A below to get more from the pair, including scoop on the time jump, who’s been crying, Cat’s mysterious bio-dad, the secret Heather is holding onto and what it’ll take for VinCat to undo the season finale’s tragic separation. (As Kreuk says, “They’ve gotta earn their love” this time around.)

Comments (46)

  • I am so excited for season 2 of BATB. This series has definitely grown on me and has become one of my fave shows from last season. I can already tell that next season will be even better! I really hope BATB will pick up some new fans over the Summer and check it out when it premieres.

    Comment by Jared – July 18, 2013 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree 100%. I really like this show. It definitely got better and better with each episode last season. Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk have the BEST romantic chemistry on TV right now.

      Comment by Rashad – July 19, 2013 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They are so cute! Can’t wait!

        Comment by Naazneen – July 19, 2013 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree with you 100%. i love season 1 and now season 2 is finally here. i just watch episode 1 of season 2 titled who am i and it was absolutely great. can’t wait for the rest of the episodes. i am hoping vincat will get back together soon because they have great chemistry and are perfect together. love the show alot

      Comment by ashley – October 9, 2013 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kristin kreuk getting Hotter. Can’t wait till october

    Comment by Jay – July 18, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think he is, hands down, the hottest guy on TV right now. I get absolutely ~swoony~ watching him, it’s kind of embarrassing. He’s also GREAT on that show.

    Comment by Ruby – July 18, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If you love him that much, you can probably buy seasons 1-4 of Go Girls from a NZ site (provided you can watch region 4 discs on something).

      Comment by ben – July 18, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes to everything you have just said!

      Comment by Lisa E – July 19, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great interview. They are adorable. New love interest?!

    Comment by Mon – July 18, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • New love interests?! Ohhhh, fun! And of course having Sendhil’s Gabe back is a major plus for me. Can’t wait for some spoilers for the new season (hint, hint) ;)

    Comment by Susie – July 18, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank goodness they are getting rid of the procedural aspect of the show. If they play creative cards right BATB could have a season 2 that Covert Affairs had in season 3.

    Comment by Mick – July 18, 2013 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So excited to see Gabe back too. He brings a fun wildcard into the story. I love this show and my husband started to really enjoy as the action picked up toward the end of the season. I cannot wait for season 2.

      Comment by Dickens (@DickensHall) – July 26, 2013 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They had better not make the VinCat separation too long. I love the interactions they have together.

    Comment by Sharon – July 18, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excited for season 2! They really are an attractive pair.

    Comment by Eliza – July 18, 2013 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the interview. As always Ausiello rocks it!
    What intrigues me the most is whether there will be new love interests ir not. If it is I really think that will be crazy, a bold move for sure! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for season 2

    Comment by Di – July 18, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If the procedural aspect is gone, does she still have a job? How will they work her partner and their captain in?

    Comment by tp – July 18, 2013 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She can still be a cop, the show will just become less focused on the “case of the week” – sort of like the transition that Fringe went through in the second season, or the one that Grimm is gradually heading towards.

      Comment by wordsmith – July 18, 2013 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The partner Tess will be implied but Joe the captain is pretty much gone. I think when the show comes back Joe and Tess would have broken up. She will still have her job but it will be implied. We’ll know she is a cop but we won’t have to go through the case of the week which was always rushed anyways. Hope that answers your question

      Comment by Luli – July 22, 2013 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE #VINCAT and Beauty and the Beast! Thanks TVLine, Matt Mitovich, and Michael Ausiello for all your BATB scoop! Love the video! OMG how gorgeous is Kristin Kreuk! Wow Hot outfit and great sexy legs! Can’t stop looking – girlcrush on KK!

    Aww, KK and Jay have such amazing chemistry. Love their insight to VinCat “Destiny” LOVE!

    Don’t want new love interests – Only VinCat!!

    Comment by Samson – July 18, 2013 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • (I’m going to kill my data plan watching all these sdcc videos on my phone…but keep on posting!!!!)

    Comment by liz – July 18, 2013 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh I just love this show so much!!! Season one was addictive and fabulous, SO excited for more!!!!

    Comment by liz – July 18, 2013 07:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My word Jay Ryan is so lovely to look at and listen to. Cant wait for the second season, they are amazing together and the writing has been growing into great arcs.

    Comment by Isabelle – July 18, 2013 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t with their cuteness. I can’t love them more. Ii can’t wait til october 7th. I JUST CAN’T!!! *swoon*

    Comment by batbchile – July 18, 2013 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for the interview. Im super excited about S2. I cant believe they gave up so much info. Im happy that Sendhal is coming back, that Tess will be Boss free, that JT will get back story & that Vincent will be ‘super’. Just love them as a couple, They are both so beautiful inside & out. I know where I will be Oct 7. watching the CW!

    Comment by Maria Hancock – July 18, 2013 09:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have to say I can’t wait till Season 2. I just have a problem with the other love interests. This is supposed to be about VinCat’s epic love. They almost ruined the series with the Alex arc, and made a lot of people stop watching. Why would they do that again? Why would they question their love and have to fall in love all over again? That doesn’t make sense. Why would they even consider having a relationship with someone else? I mean after 3 months you just forget how much you loved each other? I’m excited about next season, yes, but I’m not excited about any of that. If they do another story like the Alex one, I won’t be watching. I couldn’t handle it again, sorry.

    Comment by Elane – July 18, 2013 10:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I somewhat I agree with you. I probably won’t stop watching, but I really don’t think new love interests are needed. Season one was about establishing how much these two love each other; its not a will-they-wont-they story. They are fully committed to one another. And I think introducing new loves would just really undermine both characters.
      I mean, they can introduce characters who are attracted to Kat or Vincent, but I doesn’t need to be reciprocated

      Comment by liz – July 19, 2013 01:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you. It doesn’t make sense why the writers would do this again! We lost so many viewers because of the Alex arc and now this! We could lose even more viewers! People just want to see both Vincent and Catherine TOGETHER….and no one coming between them.

      Frankly I don’t think I’ll watch the show again after learning about new love interests for both Vincent and Catherine. They are supposed to share a deep love, so why other love interests?! I wouldn’t be able to bear watching Vincent with another woman and Catherine with another man. A lot of fans are in an uproar over this.

      Comment by Natalie – July 24, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think everyone needs to relax. I don’t think the writers will make the same mistake twice. Let’s just wait and see what happens before deciding anything.

        I am for one definitely ready for the wild ride! So who’s with me?

        Comment by Fran – July 24, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Definitely agree with you!! I’m not exactly keen on the ‘new love interests’ aspect either, BUT I think we should have faith that the writer’s will do right by the characters. I get why they’re throwing more obstacles in Vincat’s way. I mean, the first season they were (in a sense) in a co-dependent relationship and the only way to prove their love is ‘pure’ is if they can surpass the threats along the way. Everyone just needs to not jump to conclusions :) don’t give up on the show just yet, it needs more support!!! PLUS we all know that Vincat is endgame anyway, it says so in the title :)

          Comment by Petrina – August 6, 2013 04:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i absolutely agree with you. vincat is suppose to share a love which is epic. i don’tmind the new love interest as long as it doesn’t come between cat and vincent. these two are meant to be together and i hope nothing like what happen with alex is going to happen again. i wouldn’t be able to see vince with another woman neither catwith another man. i hope it won’t take long for vince to remember his love for cat. i know a lot of fans want to see vincent and cat together and no one getting in their way because of their love for each other.

        Comment by ashley – October 11, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks for this! I love hearing from them. Can’t wait for season 2

    Comment by Lisa E – July 19, 2013 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BEUTY THE BEAST is just greate

    Comment by stanley opili – July 19, 2013 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She is so absolutely adorable.

    Comment by dude – July 19, 2013 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am supremely relieved the procedural part won’t be back. That was the only reason why I strongly disliked the show in the beginning. Ever since they stopped that aspect, I really enjoyed BATB. I hope Vincent and Cat will be back together soon in Season 2!

    Comment by Crumple-Horned Snorkack – July 19, 2013 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love 2 watch BATB.,
    i love u Vincent..,

    Comment by Anne Cruz – July 21, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i really luv BATB……..actually is one of the best series have ever watched…i love u cat

    Comment by olamilekan poppet – July 22, 2013 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how they interview together they give good flow to interviews as do Sherry and Jen! Jay always gives more than Kristin and great job Michael Ausiello getting more out of Jay…haha! Can’t wait for season 2 and Brand Kern! Without procedurals it’s destined to be goooooood!!!

    Comment by Luli – July 22, 2013 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see how JT and Tess will forge a partnership in tandem with the Vincat one. I forsee a lot of hilarious and witty dialogues! That should lighten up what I suspect are going to be some heavy episodes during the season…. I hope I am partly right at least! I am eagerly waiting for S2.

    Comment by Catherine – July 22, 2013 11:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Honestly.. i’am dismayed hearing new love interest in either way of them. I hope the CW/writers are just testing our views&emotion They already tortured us..beasties with vincat love story—it came when they about to end their 1st season..& now S2 is happening bec.we clamor for it..but thank u truly..we have S2! Pls..make VinCat,s love story the way they deserve it! the way fans deserve it! I”am a certified VinCat..BatB..KrisJay passionately loyal fan…

    Comment by Imelda – July 25, 2013 02:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to c the next episode of my favorite show I love to c them together

    Comment by Richard frater – August 2, 2013 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When is season 2 coming?

    Comment by Richard frater – August 2, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i loooooooooovd batb..fel in lov wit vin then cheated on him wit joe.lovd ma namesake bt fel 4 cat 2.heather stole ma personality but i 4gave ha..i totally…Gooooooooooo TESS

    Comment by Tess Humphrey – August 13, 2013 12:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I jus love vincat, the way they look at each other ther chemistry is jus simply amazing, but they look like ther really fancy each other, yes they are amazing actors but I think thers more too it, wouldnt it be sooooo hot!! If they really got together in real life, the fans would go wild with tht one likes. Love u so much jay and kristen xxx

    Comment by tracy barnes – September 9, 2013 05:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I jus love the way season 2 has started, he may not remembr cat yet but still looks at her adoringly with those lovingly eyes of him. Cat and vincent are meant to be, I jus love watching them together ther so well matched and are the perfect signs together. Looking forward to tge next episode of vincat I cant wait till next week , love love love batb so much its addictive like a drug got to watch :)

    Comment by tracy barnes – October 9, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i just adore the series,the best ave watched in my life,though seasion 2 has shoter episode ( just 8 of them) but still its just so dope,cant wait for sn3….so amazing

    Comment by shelloh whitney – January 27, 2014 06:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We need a season 3. Plezzzz C W!!!! We need a season 3!!! I absolutely adore this show. VinCat and J. T. & T. Poppa Reynolds and Gabe can take a long walk off a short plank.

    Comment by Belinda – April 4, 2014 12:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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