Romeo and Juliet's Montagues and Capulets Will Be Spotlighted in New ABC Series

News   Romeo and Juliet's Montagues and Capulets Will Be Spotlighted in New ABC Series ABC has given a pilot order to the new series "Still Star-Crossed," a sequel to the classic William Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet, according to Deadline.

Heather Mitchell, a co-executive producer on Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC series "Scandal," has penned the script and will executive produce along with Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Michael R. Goldstein.

Set in 16th-century Verona, "Still Star-Crossed," according to Deadline, "picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet left off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate."

The new series is based on Melinda Taub's book.

No casting or timeline has been announced.

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