ABC Orders Pilot for Shonda Rhimes’ Romeo and Juliet Sequel


Shonda Rhimes continues to grow her repertoire. ABC has officially ordered Rhimes new series: a sequel to the William Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet.” The series, currently titled Still Star-Crossed, would explore what happened after the two young lovers met their unfortunate ends. Not sure what this would entail exactly with two main characters that people tend to idolize, well – dead

The series is actually going to based on Melinda Taub’s 2013 novel. Taub’s story follows the continuing feud, as well as the drama and romance, between members of the opposing Montague and Capulet families.


Rhimes and Betsy Beers will serve as executive producers to the TV adaptation. Scandal’s Heather Mitchell will serve as both a writer and executive producer.

If the pilot is picked up and given a series order for the 2016-2017 season, it would mark Rhimes’ fifth presently running production for ABC Network. The other shows the creative powerhouse is responsible for include award-winners and ratings giants How to Get Away With Murder, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and the upcoming spring series The Catch.

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