Shondaland’s fiefdom just got larger at ABC.
The network has not only renewed The Catch for a second season, but also picked up the new Still Star-Crossed from Shonda Rhimes’ production company.
Still Star-Crossed is a period drama that picks up where Romeo and Juliet ends by charting the “treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate,” according to ABC. The series is based on the book by Melinda Taub.
The series stars Wade Briggs (Home and Away) as Benvolio Montague, Anthony Head as Lord Silvestro Capulet, Zuleikha Robinson as Lady Guiliana Capulet, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline, Ebonee Noel as Livia, Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus, Medalion Rahimi as Princess Isabella, Grant Bowler as Damiano Montague, Susan Wooldrigde as Nurse, Torrance Coombs as Paris, and Dan Hildebrand as Friar Lawrence.
Still Star-Crossed is from Heather Mitchell, a former scribe on Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. Naturally, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, along with Michael Goldstein, will executive produce.
The Catch, which stars Mireille Enos and Peter Krause debuted March 24 in the How To Get Away With Murder timeslot. It has averaged 6.9 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18–49.
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