ABC Orders Pilot for Shonda Rhimes’ Romeo and Juliet Sequel

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Shonda Rhimes may have another series to add to her extensive and impressive resume.

An order for a Rhimes-backed sequel to William Shakespeare’s famous angst-ridden tale of star-crossed teens, Romeo and Juliet, was announced yesterday. The series, currently titled Still Star-Crossed, would explore what happened after the two young lovers met their unfortunate ends. A Capulet vs. Montague bloodbath, one would assume.

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) will both serve as executive producers to the TV adaptation of 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.

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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