The CW hunts more Beauty and the Beast

US drama Beauty and the Beast has been given a fourth season – before its third season has aired.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

The CW has lined up the show’s 13-part third season for a May 21 launch, with season four now confirmed for the 2015/16 season.

It stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan.

The show is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Take 5 Productions and Whizbang Films.

Brad Kern, Bill Haber, Paul J Witt, Tony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Frank Siracusa, and John Weber executive produce.