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Scottish actor Darius Campbell has been cast in ABC's reimagining of Beauty and the Beast, TVLine.com reports.

Campbell, primarily known for his theater work, will play Shiro, a bodyguard who forms an unexpected bond with Grace, a princess. Grace has not yet been cast, but Christopher Egan (Kings) is set to play her fiancé, Gorrick.

Pilot Season: ABC plans reimagining of Beauty and the Beast

The one-hour drama is set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast. Jonathan E. Steinberg will write and executive-produce the series alongside Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile.

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The CW also recently ordered a Beauty and the Beast-inspired pilot planned as a loosely based modern adaptation of the 1987 CBS series starring Linda Hamilton.