Beauty and the Beast won the People's Choice Award 2014 for Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy TV-show over such well established shows as Supernatural, The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries. The show remains a huge fan favorite despite harsh reviews from the critics when the show first aired.
Jay Ryan had a great deal of input on the Beast's look and fighting style. It turns out that a lot of the Beast's characteristics were developed by Vincent himself. Thanks to spending upwards of four hours at a time in the makeup chair to apply the Beast's makeup and prosthetics (plus another hour and a half to take it all off!), Ryan had strong feelings about the way Vincent and the Beast should appear onscreen.