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STILL STAR-CROSSED Preview: First Look at ABC’s New Period Drama

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet. But the tragic tail ends with the death of the young lovers. STILL STAR-CROSSED, on the other hand, tells the tale of what happens next.

Romeo and Juliet’s deaths have escalated the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets and the streets of Verona have become very dangerous. Verona’s ruling Prince, Escalus, wants to end the feud and bring peace to the kingdom. At the suggestion of his sister, Princess Isabella, Escalus devices a plan to marry a Capulet to a Montague to unite the families. To achieve this, he arranges the marriage between Benvolio (Romeo’s cousin) and Rosaline (Juliet’s cousin). But when Benvolio saves Rosaline from an assault, she’s insulting instead of grateful, and their courtship has a long way to go.

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The cast includes Wade Briggs 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. Heather Mitchell (SCANDAL and GREY’S ANATOMY), Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Michael Goldstein serve as executive producers.

STILL STAR-CROSSED will premiere at midseason on ABC (see ABC’s full fall schedule).