By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated September 17, 2013 at 04:30 PM EDT
Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW

A new season of Beauty and the Beast is right around the corner and the exclusive image above leads us to believe it’s going to be a beast of an hour.

Puns aside, the second season truly does promise some really good drama. As Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan told EW at Comic-Con (relive the chat below), the premiere picks up three months after Vincent (Ryan) was abducted by Muirfield, and we’ll come to find that he’s changed in some major ways. He has no scar, his memory has been wiped, and, most troubling, he’s now a supercharged beast on a mysterious mission. Once reunited, it’s Cat’s (Kreuk) job to unravel the reasons behind Vincent’s change and set him right. (Unless, you know, she likes being in love a crazed super-beast.)

The show returns Oct. 7 at 9pm on the CW.

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • Movie
  • G
  • Gary Trousdale
  • Kirk Wise